Rail and Commerce

Conversion of a 1925 former UPS Railway Mail Service sorting facility into incubation space and offices.

Northland Central

Northland Central is a project to redevelop a historic vacant industrial complex located in a distressed area on Buffalo’s East Side. The 239,500 square-foot facility includes the Northland Workforce Training Center, a cutting edge facility that will train over 300 local workers annually to fill manufacturing positions in machinery, welding, and transformers. The facilities will include administrative space, classrooms, and industrial labs designed to produce highly-skilled members of the local workforce who meet the requirements of the advanced manufacturing, electric utility, and clean energy industries.

27 Chandler Street

The adaptive reuse of a former refrigeration warehouse into a community-based food incubator and the third project to use the NTCIC Irvin Henderson Main Street Revitalization Fund. Once complete, the historic warehouses will become a dynamic space for small business incubation focused on the foodservice industry, as well as training operated by SUNY Buffalo State Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The building will house 16 commercial kitchens featuring range hoods, walk-in coolers, and other food production amenities. Thirteen local businesses have already signed up to utilize space provided by the project including an ice cream maker, a chocolatier, a baker, and a small mushroom farm. The space will also include a co-op style restaurant on the first floor, reactivating the former industrial corridor and bringing additional business and development opportunities.

Dia Beacon

After receiving a donation of the former Nabisco carton making and printing plant from International Paper, Dia planned a dramatic reuse of this 292,000 square foot former industrial space.The result is an array of stunning single-artist galleries renovated specifically for each installation. The structure’s 34,000 square feet of skylights and wide expanses between columns provide an optimal setting for viewing the renowned yet rarely seen contemporary arts collection.

Renovation of the Shenandoah Hotel

Mixed-use residential commercial. About 10,000 square feet of commercial space on the street-level floor of the 93-year-old structure will remain, including restaurant space. About 6,000 square feet of space on the building’s basement level also is being considered for potential commercial use, according to Wishneff. NTCIC is happy to announce the successful financing of the historic Shenandoah building in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Once complete, the building will be transformed into a vibrant mixed-use space in the heart of the historic Martinsburg Main Street district. This is the fourth project to utilize NTCIC’s Irvin Henderson Main Street Revitalization Fund.

1401 Howard

Rehabilitation of the historic St. Joseph’s Church, vacant since the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, into creative incubator offices and outdoor community space. Chris Foley and Polaris Pacific has completed the conversion of the historic church into approximately 22,000 square feet of creative office space with approximately 10,000 square feet of outdoor community space. The property has been part of the community for over 150 years. After the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, the property was red tagged (deemed uninhabitable) by the City and vacated by The Archdiocese of San Francisco. In 2007, the Project Sponsor acquired the project with the initial idea to redevelop the property into a residential project. However, the City and preservation community wanted the property to maintain its original character. As a result, based upon their feedback, the Project Sponsor spent more than 4 years obtaining the necessary approvals to transform the building into office and community assembly space with a café.


NTCIC is pleased to announce the successful financial closing for the rehabilitation of the vacant Philip Morris Blended Leaf Complex in downtown Richmond, Virginia into a new headquarters for Congregations Around Richmond To Assure Shelter (CARITAS). Once complete, the former tobacco processing warehouse will become a center of support and recovery for those experiencing homelessness and battling addiction or substance use disorders.

Dalton Building Rehab

Rehabilitation of the historic Dalton Building into a mixed-use development that now houses offices and residential.

Hoen and Co Lithograph Building

East Baltimore is undergoing a transformation and Hoen is in a location poised for redevelopment. Located just one block north of Johns Hopkins’ East Baltimore Development Initiative, the demand for unique office space, retail, and flex space is rapidly growing in the area. The project will include nonprofit space, a workforce training and development center, food production, and retail space including a cafe and a bookstore.

American Brewery

A brewery complex located in the Broadway East neighborhood is now home to Humanim and other social service agencies, providing social services and workforce development where there was previously blight and abandonment.