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Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency(BURA)

BURA is governed by a Board of Directors:

  • Mayor Byron W. Brown, Chairman
  • Council President and Ellicott District Councilmember Darius Pridgen
  • Councilmember Christopher P. Scanlon
  • Brendan Mehaffy, Executive Director of the City of Buffalo's Strategic Planning  
  • Timothy Ball, Corporation Counsel
  • Donna Estrich, Commissioner of Administration and Finance
  • North District Councilmember Joseph Golombek, Jr. 
  • Dominick Bonifacio 

The BURA Board meets every fourth Thursday of the month in City Hall Room 209 at 9:30 amCommittee Appointments 2014

Audit Committee:   
Donna Estrich
Nick Bonifacio       
Timothy Ball


Governance Committee:     
Donna Estrich
Brendan Mehaffy      
Council Member Joseph Golombek, Jr.


Loan Committee:    
Donna Estrich         
Brendan Mehaffy      
Timothy Ball        
Council President Darius Pridgen 

The Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency (BURA) is a public benefit corporation that was formed, by an act of the New York State Legislature, in 1966. Its corporate purpose includes the general planning and operation of various urban renewal programs designed to prevent or eliminate blight and deterioration in the City of Buffalo.

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Contact Us...

Scott Billman, General Counsel BURA

920 City Hall
Buffalo, NY 14202

Phone Number:
716-851-BURA (2872)
716-851-GROW (4769)

Fax Number

Office Hours:
Monday thru Friday 8:30am-4:30pm