If you head out to Buffalo's Canalside, you will find plenty of people walking, riding their bikes, and enjoying the water. For years, that wasn't the case.
"When I moved here about 15 years ago, going down to that area of Canalside was pretty sad," said Amy Nagy, Sinatra & Company Real Estate director of development.
"When I was growing up as a kid, nobody stayed in Buffalo past 5 o'clock. People worked downtown and they got out right afterward," said Nick Sinatra, president of Sinatra & Company Real Estate.
Within the last five to 10 years, Canalside has transformed into an area with many attractions. That momentum is continuing with Heritage Point. The six story-building with a brick exterior will be built next to the Children's Museum. Those plans include restaurant and commercial office space, as well as apartments.
"Now that there is all this vibrancy that has been created downtown in the city of Buffalo. There are new apartments, there are new jobs coming in, there's new office space that being created, and specifically at Canalside, there's going to be new residential down there, so it's going to create a much more dynamic, vibrant neighborhood. It's going to be live, work, play," said Sinatra.
A groundbreaking ceremony for Heritage Point will be held next month.