UB's Physical Plan

Downtown Campus

Aerial view of the BNMC looking north towards the COE.

A new Downtown Campus will be a center for teaching, research and clinical care in Buffalo’s emerging biosciences economy.

UB’s increased presence on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus will complete the connections from clinical setting, to classroom, to laboratory, to practical application of beneficial treatments and devices that will grow our regional biomedical economy.

Initially, the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and later the Schools of Dental Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health will migrate to the Downtown Campus, supported by a full range of dining, recreation, and wellness services, as well as facilities for research, development, and commercialization of biomedical knowledge.

The plan aims to create a lively, urban, mixed-use district, well-connected to the Allentown and Fruit Belt neighborhoods and downtown Buffalo. A new linear park along Ellicott Street and a new public space along a realigned Virginia Street will give the district green space and a strong identity.

Implementation of the plan will be flexible, depending on where UB can acquire property. Our collaboration with Kaleida Health on the new Clinical and Translational Research Center, as well as Kaleida’s Global Heart and Vascular Institute, demonstrates the potential to fully integrate UB’s activities with those of our partners.