Otis Elevator - Curtiss-Wright Northland Plant


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1914 Greater Bflo & Niagara Frontier book,Mike Puma, Buffalo Rising


777 Northland Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14211
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Next to: Northland Rubber / Plesh Contract Packaging


February 2015 - Under contract of The Buffalo Urban Development Corp.
60 GRIDER LLC per City of Buffalo Property Information
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Physical Description

Two story 80,000 sq.ft. concrete and brick warehouse

Current Condition

Unused for the past decade or more. Recently purchased as part of a larger industrial corridor project.


  • Former Otis Elevator plant
  • Former Curtiss Wright airplane engine factory
  • Designed by Green & Wicks.

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • June 16, 1995 - Purchased for $150,000 per propertyviewer
  • February 25, 2005 - Purchased for $650,000 per propertyviewer along with lot labeled 747 Northland Ave
  • March 2006 - 'Centerstone Development is undertaking a $22 million renovation project for future tenant Sodexo' Buffalo Rising
    • This project only addressed the building at 60 Grider, an adjacent parcel, with a 145,000 sq. ft. facility rechristened as “Wright Place.” Sodexo leased 80,000 sq. ft. for a hospital laundry operation. (In January 2008, Sodexho re-branded to Sodexo).
  • September 2014 - 'The State is forecasted to deliver $6.7 million to a large scale business park funded by Buffalo Billion. The 50 acres of land, identified as the “Northland Avenue Belt Line Corridor,” is to be purchased and redeveloped by the Buffalo Urban Development Corp. for designated uses that include advanced manufacturing, tech, green, energy, etc. The land is currently vacant, industrial or underutilized, and is accessible by operational rail. The site will be repurposed and updated with new infrastructure.' Buffalo Rising
  • January 2015 - 'A $4.4 million transaction with give BUDC control of 35.6 acres of industrial land and 700,000 sq.ft. of industrial buildings. The properties include 631, 644, 664, 683, 688, 690, 741, 767 and 777 Northland, plus 126 and 128 Dutton. The agency already bought 537 East Delavan Avenue for $250,000. Those properties can now be cleaned up and redeveloped into shovel-ready land or facilities for new tenants. Buffalo News
  • June 2015 - 'The fate of the Northland Avenue plant will be determined later, said Peter Cammarata, BUDC president.' Buffalo Rising
  • June 2015 - Business First: "The Buffalo Urban Development Corp. has acquired a 90-year-old former industrial site that officials hope will be home to a new manufacturing or high tech business in the coming years. BUDC, through its Nordel II LLC affiliate, bought the long-vacant, 80,000-square-foot plant on Northland Avenue and adjoining five acres from Buffalo businessman John Giordano, paying $50,000, according to public documents."
  • Jonathan Epstein reports in The Buffalo News: "777 Northland is beyond repair and would be demolished."
  • December 2017 - SHPO has recommended the building be placed on the State and Federal Register of Historic Places.

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