Tower project at former Freezer Queen site to continue

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Approvals granted to the Queen City Landing project by the City of Buffalo have been upheld in a State Supreme Court decision.

Previously, a lawsuit was filed to challenge the approvals and stop the Outer Harbor project, which is planned to take place on the former Freezer Queen site.

“We are happy that the Court has rendered a decision that supports progress in the City of Buffalo,” Developer Gerald A. Buchheit said. “Queen City Landing has captured the imagination of people from throughout this community, who envision a vibrant Outer Harbor that will bring people to the water to live and to enjoy a rejuvenated waterfront.”

Queen City Landing will create a 23-story tower for roughly 200 apartments on the waterfront. Included in the tower would be restaurants, a gym, bike and walking paths, temporary water access and an attached parking garage.

The project seeks to clean up a contaminated Brownfield site. Buchheit and his team are investing upwards of $60 million.

“We’re focused on continuing our work and on moving forward,” Buchheit said. “Buffalo has a once-in-a-lifetime chance to make a dramatic statement on one of the few private parcels that are available for development along the Outer Harbor. Queen City Landing is emblematic of the new Buffalo and of where this city and this community is going. We are thrilled to be the group who are going to give the Outer Harbor the investment, energy and attention it has long deserved.”

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