TM Montante Development and Morgan Communities are transforming the former Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital into Lancaster Square; a vibrant, mixed-use, urban place featuring neighborhood retail, modern residential units, and commercial office space. Learn More

Residential Space

  • Modern residential units
  • Mixture of rentals and condominiums
  • On-site, secure parking
  • Pedestrian and bike-friendly neighborhood

Commercial Space

  • Located on a main thoroughfare
  • Build-to-suit retail and Class A office space
  • Close proximity to young, educated, diverse population
  • Ample parking on-site

Public Space

  • Walkable Streets
  • Vibrant Central Square
  • Attractive Public Spaces
  • Traffic Calming Mechanisms


The site of the former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital will be redeveloped into Lancaster Square; a vibrant, mixed-use, urban place featuring street-level retail, modern apartment living, commercial office space, food service, and an existing 750-space parking garage. At the heart of this development will be a central square that will function as a gathering place for pedestrians and a hub of activities of all types.
A key feature of the project will be the extension of Lancaster Avenue through the site from Delaware Avenue to Linwood Avenue. This will open up the site, creating a tree-lined boulevard flanked by ground floor retail and commercial uses, which in turn will connect neighborhoods to the east and west with a walkable, attractive urban streetscape.

We welcome community input throughout the redevelopment process and invite you to provide us with your comments using the contact form below.

Gates Circle Map
  • Located in a premier urban, mixed-use neighborhood that the American Planning Association has selected as one of the 10 best neighborhoods in America
  • Close proximity to Elmwood Avenue, Delaware Park, Bidwell Parkway, Albright-Knox Gallery, and Burchfield Penney Art Center
  • Within 1 mile of Canisius College, Buffalo State College, Medaille College and Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
  • Within 3 miles of Buffalo's Central Business District
  • Within 1.5 miles of Route 198 and Route 33, and within 3 Miles of I-190
  • Gates Circle is part of the Delaware Park-Front Park system designed by Frederick Law Olmsted
Delaware Park
Albright-Knox Museum
Buffalo City Hall
Medical Campus
Festival Crowd

"I think everyone understands the significance of this site on one of Frederick Law Olmsted's great parkway circles. TM Montante Development's plan for the redevelopment of Gates Circle stood out as exceptional because it brings together the right mix of partners and ideas." - Robert Shibley, University at Buffalo Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning

  • Lancaster Square Progress 1
  • Lancaster Square Progress 2
  • Implosion
  • Gates Circle Redevelopment Project - April 2016
  • Spring 2017 Infrastructure Installed
  • Lancaster Square & Cant

Redevelopment of the former hospital site is being completed in phases, starting with site preparation work. Since acquiring the property in late 2013, TM Montante Development has:

     • Demolished 700,000 square feet of vacant building space;

     • Cleaned the site under NYSDEC’s Brownfield Cleanup Program;

     • Installed new underground infrastructure and utilities; and

     • Installed roads to open the site and connect neighborhoods.

As part of the site preparation phase, the 11-story hospital tower was imploded – an exiting milestone in the site’s physical transformation. Click here to watch a video of the implosion.

Having set the table for new building construction, TM Montante Development has partnered with Morgan Communities and is now moving forward with a six-story mixed-use building that will include retail storefronts on the ground floor and residential units above. The development team is working toward construction in Summer 2017.

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Funding approved for People Inc.'s Gates Circle project

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People Inc. approved for state funding for Linwood project

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Surprise, surprise -- even the block clubs like Lancaster Square design

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Planning Board OKs Lancaster Square project at Gates Circle

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After the implosion: what's coming to Gates Circle

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Big Reveal: First TM Montante building at Lancaster Square at Gates Circle

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TM Montante Files Plans for its First Gates Circle Building

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Developers propose six-story building for Gates Circle site

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TM Montante teams up with Rochester developer on Gates Circle

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TM Montante unveils new Gates Circle project

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First mixed-use building planned for Gates Circle property

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First mixed-use building coming to Lancaster Square at Gates Circle

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Luxury Apartments Coming to Gates Circle

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People Inc. gets go-ahead for Linwood senior housing project

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Lancaster Square taking shape at Gates Circle

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People Inc. Revises Design for Linwood/Lafayette Project

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State funds help Gates Circle road work advance

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Construction Watch: Gates Circle Site

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$11 million People Inc. proposal on Linwood Avenue advancing

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People Inc. planning to build 40 apartments for seniors at Gates Circle

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Council set to approve rezoning for Gates Circle project

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Gates Circle property acquisition completed for Canterbury Woods

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Gates Circle cleanup is complete

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Millard Fillmore Gates Implosion Trailer

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Millard at Gates Circle: "I will miss seeing it, but life goes on"

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Millard Fillmore tumbles down "without a hitch"

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Development at Gates Circle is a thoughtful process

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Main hospital tower at Gates Circle to be imploded on Oct. 3

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Millard Gates implosion set for Oct. 3

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Demolition Watch: Gates Hospital

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Montante ready to start Gates Circle demolition

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Gearing up for project at Gates

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YMCA Takes Step Towards Anchoring Gates Circle Project

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Residents Got a First-Hand Look at Plans to Revamp a Historic Hospital in Buffalo

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Montante on Verge of Confirming 2 Key Tenants for Gates Circle Project

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Community Forum Planned for Gates Circle Redevelopment Project

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Marketing Begins for Canterbury Woods Site at Gates Circle

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UB Regional Institute to work with TM Montante Development on Gates Circle redevelopment project

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TM Montante is selected as the developer of the former Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital Site

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Canterbury Woods to anchor Gates Circle redevelopment project

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Conceptual Rendering
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Homeopathic Hospital - Original Buildings 1
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