Out to Bid: ECHDC Building - Buffalo Rising

2022-06-15 18:21:07 By : Ms. Sandy Hu

Support for Buffalo Rising comes from:

Support for Buffalo Rising comes from:

Support for Buffalo Rising comes from:

Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECDHD) is not waiting for a developer for the North Aud Block before constructing a four-story building for itself. The agency is seeking proposals from Construction Management firms to enter into an agreement to provide pre-construction, construction, and post-construction management services as related to the Canalside Gateway Building located along Pearl Street, north of the Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum.

A description of the building from the RFP:

The Canalside Gateway Building, with an approximate 3,000 square perimeter footprint, will be a four-story structure that includes a level along the canal towpath. The steel framed structure with masonry veneer will set on a combination of concrete foundations and piles. The towpath floor will provide an area for the Canalside operations team to maintain and store equipment for Canalside, as well as facility personnel offices. The first floor will provide meeting rooms and visitor information area. The second and third floor will provide office space. The building will also include public restrooms on the two lowest levels and ADA accessibility to the towpath from the first floor. At the time of this Request for Proposal, the consultant team has completed the Design Document phase.

 Proposals are due July 13.  TY Lin International is designing the building that has a construction budget of $12 million.  Work on the building is expected to start early next year and be done by December 2024.

ECHDC is still seeking a developer for the remainder of the North Aud block site.  The nearly two-acre vacant parcel would include retail, restaurants, office space, residential units, hotel uses and structured parking within several buildings that acknowledge portions of the 19th century street grid while allowing for the site to blend into the current 21st century surroundings and infrastructure. The assumed development plan for Parcel A1 includes nearly 425,000 sq.ft. in several buildings with an estimated 200 residential units, commercial and retail spaces, office/operations space for ECHDC, and up to 450 parking spaces located in a structured ramp that would be constructed both below and above grade. Developer proposals are due September 1.

Sometimes the authors at Buffalo Rising work on collaborative efforts in order to cover various events and stories. These posts can not be attributed to one single author, as it is a combined effort. Often times a formation of a post gets started by one writer and passed along to one or more writers before completion. At times there are author attributions at the end of one of these posts. Other times, “Buffalo Rising” is simply offered up as the creator of the article. In either case, the writing is original to Buffalo Rising.

As one of the region’s most read publications since its launch in 2004, Buffalo Rising’s diverse editorial team delivers a wide range of relevant content to our readers as it unfolds in real time. An independently owned and operated digital publication, Buffalo Rising provides editorial and critical reviews on all topics that relate to Buffalo, NY.

Click Here to Share Your Story

Type above and press Enter to search. Press Esc to cancel.