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QueensLight.  Buffalo, NY


Located in the heart of the City of Buffalo, QueensLight is an adaptive reuse of the existing Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, which is relocating to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.  Ciminelli was awarded the project in June 2016.  We are proud to be working with CannonDesign to introduce this transformational project that will bring a new energy to the established Elmwood Village neighborhood.  We have planned a wide range of mixed-use, featuring residential, educational, retail, hospitality, and public spaces.   

Our concept objectives include reasonable density with human scale, multiple green spaces, appropriate program adjacencies, saving what works to mix preservation and adaptive reuse, walkability and pedestrian friendly streets, and discreet but sufficient parking.  We believe that this redevelopment approach represents a respectful but also entrepreneurial approach to revitalization.An extraordinary team of professionals will collaborate with us on design, development and implementation, consisting of LPCiminelli, M/E Engineering, Charles Gordon Architecture, Allpro Parking, The Martin Group, and Barbara A. Campagna/Architecture and Planning. 

Additionally, we will receive input from our strategic partners Tapestry Charter Schools, EduKids, Delaware Soccer Club, INNVest Lodging Services, Resource Art and S(Park)! Buffalo.

QueensLight will incorporate the following into its redevelopment plan:

  • Adaptive reuse, selective deconstruction and new development
  • Residential (Bryant and Hodge Streets and Elmwood Avenue) - 392,000 sf; 249 units (apartments & townhomes)
  • Retail (along Elmwood & Bryant) - 41,000 sf
  • Hospitality (INNVest boutique hotel on Bryant) - 16,000 sf
  • Tapestry Charter School K-8 and EduKids child care (Bryant and Hodge Streets) - 91,000 sf
  • Recreational (W. Utica) Soccer Park/Wellness Center - 61,000 sf
  • New additional parking (underground on Bryant Street) - 374 spaces
  • New green spaces and pedestrian circulation - 43,900 sf
  • Public art

Our mixed-use concept

delivers value to the entire neighborhood 

An educational component 

creates a strong connection with the existing neighborhood

The plan creates connections

between Bryant Street, Hodge Street and Utica Street

Capacity is our Cornerstone

The development team professionals at Ciminelli provide the full spectrum of design and development services, bringing the intellectual capital that is so critical to the success of today’s complex projects.  Our team of professionals posses a wide range of skills with a focus on architecture, planning, real estate, investments, and legal.  As a result, the work process is powerful and easy for clients to navigate, transforming goals and ideas into a vision realized.  Ciminelli’s resume of development projects includes examples of exciting office, residential, medical, retail, industrial, and mixed-use space.  Our capacity is clear, and we are putting the details in place.