The Buffalo Niagara landscape continues its transformation thru continued regional investment. The 2020 Build Western New York report from Buffalo Business First cites $20.77 billion in regional investment, including major projects by Uniland Development Company.
The report features impactful Uniland initiatives across Erie County:
HANSA Workspace: Located in downtown Buffalo, this inspiring 32,000-square-foot, two-story space is for comfort and productivity. Creatively decorated in industrial chic, and replete with modern amenities, HANSA provides members with “An Elevated Office Experience.”
HANSA (pronounced hähn-sä) is Latin for “guild,” meaning to unite people for a common purpose. At a time when many employees are working remotely due to the coronavirus, HANSA provides much-needed relief and structure for at-home workers.
Eastern Hills Town Center: Situated on 100 acres of prime infill redevelopment at the Eastern Hills Mall in Clarence, Uniland and Mountain Development Corporation are developing the first mixed-use, walkable Town Center in the Buffalo-Niagara region.
“We will be creating a walkable, urban environment, but in this case, it will be the suburbs and not in downtown,” said Carl Montante, Jr., vice president of Marketing and Strategic Initiatives in an interview on the project for Build WNY.
Gates Circle and Lancaster Avenue Townhomes: This summer Uniland began construction on Buffalo’s latest luxury residential community, 12 upscale residences priced from $850,000 to $1.5 million in one of the city’s most in-demand neighborhoods, the intersection of Delaware District and Elmwood Village near the historic Gates Circle at Delaware Avenue.
With residences ranging from 2,500-3,900 square feet, the project represents Uniland’s first for-sale homes since its award-winning Avant condominiums on Delaware Avenue, which were all sold during the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009.
North Buffalo Redevelopment: Uniland is transforming 20 acres at Elmwood and Hertel avenues, two major thoroughfares in an area undergoing significant residential, hospitality and commercial development.
Uniland is currently working with two initial tenants. People Inc. opens a new Elmwood Health Center and Sonic Drive-In brings the restaurant’s first location to the city.
Hampton Inn Buffalo-Amherst: A new standard for sports tourism opened in the summer of 2020 at the Northtown Center athletic complex in Amherst. As North America’s first Universal Design hotel, an emerging standard for socially responsible design, the Hampton Inn welcomes athletes and their families, corporate travelers, prospective students and alumni to the University at Buffalo, and Western New York tourists.
The 107-room Hampton Inn is the first Universal Design certified hotel in Hilton’s global portfolio of 6,100 properties with over 977,000 rooms across 118 countries and territories.
600 Airborne Parkway: Addressing market demand for Class A office space in a central suburban location, Uniland’s new 52,500 –square-foot, two-story office building at Airborne Business Park in Cheektowaga is anchored by UnitedHealthcare. The building has 6,250 square feet available to advance business operations in Buffalo. It is located adjacent to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
Located within a 20-minute drive of 90 percent of Erie County’s population, Airborne Business Park is home to major businesses including Chubb, Citizens Bank, M&T Bank, Qualcomm Sodexo, and the Visiting Nursing Association, among others. The business park also features roughly 30 acres of shovel-ready land for commercial development with another five acres available across the street at 4747-4757 Genesee Street for potential retail and hotel opportunities.
Uniland’s work will continue to advance the way people live, work and play in Western New York in 2021.