• Planning Underway

    Project Completion

  • $300M

    Project Cost

The Buffalo Central Terminal is the peoples’ palace. As one of the most loved buildings in Buffalo and Western New York, it represents more than just a building – it represents hope, possibility, and a share path forward into a new future.

With that philosophy in mind, the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation and the City of Buffalo have selected the development team of The Alexander Company, CB Emmanuel Realty, and Rise Community Capital to pursue the reuse and rehabilitation of this iconic historic campus. The reuse of the Buffalo Central Terminal is a pivotal and transformative moment with the surrounding neighborhood and East Buffalo.

The rehabilitation efforts include the adaptive reuse of 523,000 square feet of the historic terminal buildings, urban infill development on adjacent 10+ acres, and community-driven programming, uses, and activation. Activating the Terminal is led by a community-driven master plan, employing a variety of cohesive uses to make this site an active anchor in the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood that contributes to the strong future of the city and region.

The Buffalo Central Terminal first opened its doors to the public in the summer of 1929 and served more than 200 trains and 10,000 passengers daily.

An Art Deco icon integral to Buffalo’s architectural legacy, the Buffalo Central Terminal was placed on both the National and State Registers of Historic Places in 1984. Despite the last train having left the station in 1979, the Terminal’s importance as both a major piece of transportation infrastructure and a cultural asset in the greater Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood makes its restoration a singular opportunity for the region.