Uniland Development Co. will receive a “special recognition” award next month from the Upstate New York chapter of building owners and managers group NAIOP, in honor of its 250 Delaware construction project in downtown Buffalo.
Completed at a cost of $110 million, the 12-story mixed-use tower features a curved façade at the corner of Delaware Avenue and Chippewa Street, and a glass curtain wall facing out.
The 516,000-square-foot project includes the new headquarters for Delaware North, as well as the Westin Buffalo Hotel, Patina 250 restaurant and Jake’s Café, all operated by the Buffalo-based hospitality company.
It also includes a five-level parking ramp, first-floor retail, and additional office tenants. It will be renamed the Delaware North Building.
The award judges cited the scale and location of the building, its design and “dramatic curve,” and its diverse occupancy, including street-level retail, as a transformational project that is “supportive of the growing vibrancy of downtown,” according to the chapter’s president, John Cake.
“The progressive character of the building is perhaps a glimpse of what Buffalo could become in the future,” Cake said.