Buffalo Color Site Redevelopment

Former Buffalo Color Corporation

The Peninsula
The Peninsula

The Buffalo Color site occupies 70 acres of land adjacent to the Buffalo River. For more than 100 years, dyes and organic chemicals were manufactured at the site.

Allied Chemical formerly owned the Buffalo Color site and sold it to Buffalo Color in 1977. Honeywell is Allied's successor. Buffalo Color ceased operations in 2003 and was liquidated in 2004.

In 2005, under DEC oversight, Honeywell voluntarily removed more than 1.5 million pounds of chemicals abandoned by Buffalo Color, and in the early 1990s Allied completed the remediation of a 19-acre area known as the "Peninsula." SBD and Honeywell worked with DEC to finalize the cleanup plan for the remaining 55 acres.

SBD purchased the property in 2008. The site will be redeveloped for light industrial/commercial use in accordance with community plans and vision.

The project is part of the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP). The cleanup was conducted under DEC and New York State Department of Health oversight.

New York's BCP encourages the voluntary cleanup of contaminated properties known as "Brownfields" so that they can be reused.

To learn more about the BCP, visit www.dec.ny.gov.


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