RFP: City of Buffalo East Side Preservation Strategy RFP

City of Buffalo East Side Preservation Strategy RFP

One of Buffalo’s greatest strengths is its historic legacy, including the buildings, sites, and neighborhoods that contribute to this heritage. Preservation plays a key role in enhancing neighborhoods across Buffalo and is integral to the City of Buffalo’s place-based economic development strategy. 

As development continues on the East Side of Buffalo it is important to work with the community to identify preservation issues of importance, structures that are considered vital components of the traditional walkable commercial corridors, and structures which if preserved have the potential for continued community investment.

The City of Buffalo solicits responses to this Request for Proposals (RFP) in order to select a qualified consultant to prepare the East Side Preservation Strategy (“Preservation Strategy”).  Proposers may choose to propose on only one or more tasks and not the entire project. Citizen input will be essential for the successful completion of a Preservation Plan.

Specifically, the goals of the Preservation Strategy are to:

  • Advance preservation as a tool for revitalizing Buffalo’s East Side neighborhoods;

  • Engage the community in historic preservation efforts;

  • Establish priorities for targeting limited resources for strategic preservation investments; and

  • Initiate the implementation of the Empire State Development Buffalo Billion II East Side Corridor Economic Development Fund (Building Preservation component).

Submissions are due on August 23, 2019. If interested, please review the RFP at the City of Buffalo website linked here.