Buffalo Urban Development Corporation (BUDC)

BUDC serves to create a dynamic and responsive project development process and team, capable of meeting the special needs and challenges associated with urban and high impact project area development.


Buffalo Urban Development Corporation (BUDC) is the City of Buffalo’s not-for-profit development agency, reclaiming distressed land and buildings for future development. BUDC seeks to create an environment conducive to private investment, provide oversight and visioning for projects of regional significance, serve as a liaison among various public and private stakeholders, serve as a conduit for public funding of significant projects and serve as a real estate holding company for certain public-sector projects.

Mission Statement: The mission of Buffalo Urban Development Corporation (BUDC) is to support the urban economic development efforts of the region through acquisition, remediation and management of distressed properties, and to engage in related real estate development activities for the purpose of attracting and/or retaining new and existing businesses to the City as part of the region. The mission of BUDC also includes supporting the revitalization of downtown Buffalo by serving as the lead management entity for Buffalo Building Reuse Project (BBRP) and Race for Place initiatives, working in collaboration with the City of Buffalo; including the coordination of financial assistance for downtown adaptive re-use projects and public right-of-way improvements.  BUDC also serves as the lead management entity for the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park transformation. Resources:

  • Micro Enterprise Grant Program
  • Micro Enterprise Assistance
  • Fair Housing
  • Eviction Prevention
  • Foreclosure Prevention
  • Rental & Owner Housing Rehab

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development (Specialty)
  • Revitalization (Specialty)

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
Contact Information
Rebecca Gandour
95 Perry Street
Suite 404
Buffalo, NY 14203