Women & Children’s Hospital Bryant Street site to be redeveloped into the ‘Queenslight’

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The 125 year old Bryant Street facility is expected to become the home of the Queenslight development within the few years.

“I think the redevelopment of that hospital campus will be transformational not only for that neighborhood but for the city in general it will be another step forward for the progress of the city and the community,” said Michael Hughes, Senior Vice President Kaleida Health, Public Affairs and Marketing.

Kaleida Health named Ciminelli Real Estate the developer of the $122 million project.

“We had 4 tremendous proposals from 4 very credible and outstanding developers so it was a very difficult decision but I think what we tried to do was weigh in what’s going to be the proper reuse for the community,” said Hughes.

Ciminelli is proposing a mixed use development including residential, educational, retail, hospitality, and public spaces.

“They’re thinking they can put a charter school in there, potentially a grocery store, apartments, condominiums so a big mix of vibrancy population density,” said Hughes.

Hughes says the project will be another step in the right direction for buffalo’s renaissance. He says construction should begin in late 2017 and the Queenslight development should be finished within two to three years.

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