Buffalo Skyline Simulator

HR&A was hired by the City of Buffalo to develop a sustainable funding strategy for a network of waterfront parks. 

In order to determine the feasibility of a potential new value capture mechanism such as Tax Increment Financing, I developed an internal tool to visualize the new development required to sustain the operating expenses of the park network.

Developed with Mapbox GL, this tool takes custom user inputs such as pace of development, zoning restrictions, assessed value PSF, and percentage of tax increment captured and models the required new density on top of Buffalo’s underbuilt and vacant parcels.

April 2019

A potential future Buffalo skyline.