State officials say the $225 million – $185 million from the state, with $41 from philanthropies and $9 million from the City of Buffalo – will follow a planned, step-by-step approach that began several years ago. Those on the giving and receiving ends point to signs the public funds will be well spent.
The Central Terminal – Buffalo's last major architectural jewel still to be restored – will benefit from the biggest investment toward its revival since the last Amtrak train left the 17-story art deco station in 1979. Gov. Kathy Hochul said$61 million will be spent on the grand concourse, the exterior of the tower building and the grounds.
At least now, there’s a figure to work with: A new report concludes that it will cost up to $297 million to restore the Central Terminal, Buff…
Making the Central Terminal grounds more welcoming and attracting year-round events are among the strategies being pursued at the historic former train station.