An investment of over $50 million in public and private investment is behind the first phase of a new mixed residential-retail complex on Buffalo's East Side. But the Forge on Broadway is also being built on a reclaimed brownfield site where contaminated soil is being stripped away from the former industrial site which dates back to the 1800’sby.
by Ron Plants, WGRZ TV-2 News (Buffalo, NY)
Construction will soon begin on a major new development for Buffalo's East Side. It's the nearly $51 million first phase of the residential and retail complex called the "Forge on Broadway."
It will be built on a brownfield which was a major industrial site dating back to the 1800's.
While the ceremonial groundbreaking took place Wednesday across the street, the real earth moving was underway at the Forge Site where developers plan to build the first phase of a complex with an initial 158 apartment units. Many will be affordable rents and have amenities like a green roof, gardens, and health and recreation elements with a running and walking track.
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