Local Brownfield Success Stories

The Riverview Innovation & Technology Campus and Honeywell teams have significant remediation, restoration, and redevelopment experience in Western New York. Together, the parties have successfully remediated and restored two nearby former industrial properties:

  • In South Buffalo, they collaborated to clean up and redevelop the former Buffalo Color site, a large and complex remediation. Following a $25 million cleanup, the site is now home to the Heritage Discovery Center, an interactive educational complex that brings together the Steel Plant Museum and the Western New York Historical Society, as well as the new Medaille Sports Complex at Buffalo Color Park, which currently features an outdoor turf athletic field and a 20,000-square-foot indoor facility equipped with strength and conditioning, training, locker and classroom spaces for use by Medaille College athletics and other local groups. The 100-year-old former Schoellkopf Power House is currently undergoing a $10 million transformation that will include commercial, residential and event space, with the first phase of work expected to be complete in the Spring of 2020. In addition, Medaille College is currently exploring expansion plans for the athletic complex portion of the property.
  • In Niagara Falls, Jon Williams and Honeywell partnered on another successful brownfield cleanup and redevelopment project in the city’s Highland Avenue section. The former industrial site had been vacant for nearly 40 years before Williams and Honeywell teamed up to bring it back to life. Following a $25 million cleanup to bring the site to “shovel-ready” condition, Williams developed a new $11.7 million manufacturing facility for Tulip Molded Plastics, allowing the company to preserve more than 80 local jobs and create a path for future growth in Western New York. A separate portion of the property is being developed as a new park for the City of Niagara Falls.