- Feb 3, 2014
The $170 million Harbor Center project will feature two National Hockey League-size rinks and training facilities, a full-service 205-room hotel and a two-story restaurant, plus street-level retail space and a five-level, 850-space parking ramp. The project site, Webster Block, consists of a 1.7 acre site, located in close proximity to Canalside, two major sports venues and the Peace Bridge.
This center will become the home of the Buffalo Jr. Sabres and Buffalo Regals youth hockey organization. Canisius College, an NCAA Division I College Hockey program in Buffalo, will also make this building their home. Once complete, the facilities are expected to create 350 full-time jobs and generate $4.1 million in state and local taxes or $48 million over the next ten years.
HARBORCENTER Development, LLC officially broke ground on April 13, 2013. The design complements the historic architecture of Buffalo using modern architectural materials and elements, including glass and geometric volumes clad in metal panels.
The project is designed to achieve LEED certification, with a goal of LEED Silver. The development is one of the most expensive for any privately funded single building in the city of Buffalo history.
Epoxy-coated reinforcing steel was used in the project to provide corrosion protection at the parking levels of the structure.