Three of Uniland’s developments have been highlighted by Buffalo media as among the major business and development projects underway in 2020:
- HANSA, an innovative shared office and coworking space in downtown Buffalo, will provide a flexible and on-demand workspace solution for the local business community when it opens in the summer of 2020. HANSA (pronounced hähn-sä) is Latin for “guild,” meaning to unite people for a common purpose. A Uniland-owned warehouse at 505 Ellicott Street in Buffalo is undergoing a complete rehabilitation for the project. The 32,000-square-foot center will also include privately operated retail space and two apartments.
- The Eastern Hills Town Center, the first mixed-use, walkable Town Center in the Buffalo Niagara region. It will incorporate retail, office, residential, cultural, hospitality, and entertainment use. The project footprint is 100 acres of prime infill redevelopment at the Eastern Hills Mall site in Clarence, New York. Uniland and partner Mountain Development Corporation recently unveiled its Master Plan with architectural design firm Gensler. The project is in the site development phase seeking initial tenants. Reflecting on the Eastern Hills Town Center after the unveiling of its master plan in December 2019, the Buffalo News Editorial Board wrote, “Village centers have been called the future of retailing. We look forward to experiencing it in Clarence.”
- North Buffalo Mixed-Use Redevelopment Project, transforming 20 acres into office, retail and residential development. The site is at the corners of two major thoroughfares in a neighborhood undergoing significant residential, hospitality and commercial development. Uniland is currently working with two initial tenants. They are People Inc. for a new Elmwood Health Center and Sonic Drive-In to open the restaurant’s first location in the city, respectively.
Assessing the Western New York business landscape for 2020, Buffalo Business First noted, “Uniland Development has a series of mixed-use projects centered around Elmwood and Hertel avenues in North Buffalo, as well as a $250 million transformation of Eastern Hills Mall into Eastern Hills Town Center.”