Description: Hockey-Themed Mixed-Use Development
including hotel
Developer: HARBORCENTER Development, LLC
Architect: Populous
CM/GC: Mortenson
Budget: $200,000,000
Status: Completed – November 2014
Hotel - August 2015


HARBORCENTER is a hockey-themed mixed-use development adjacent to KeyBank Center, home of the Buffalo Sabres. ICON served as the Owner’s Representative for HARBORcenter Development, LLC and managed the design and construction of the $200 million development on the Brownfield site.

HARBORCENTER’s two NHL-size rinks combine with KeyBank Center to make the only three-rink complex in the NHL. Rink 1 has a seating capacity of 1,800+ and is home to the Buffalo Junior Sabres, Canisius College and Erie Community College.

The facility also includes a 750-space parking structure that is designed to meet parking demands for not only the hotel, rinks and restaurant, but also to provide additional convenience for KeyBank Center and Canalside visitors.


Art Aaron | Marc Farha, Principals-in-Charge
Chris Miller
, Project Director
Michael Schwan, Project Manager (Pre-Development)





ICON not only delivered on what they promised, but their whole team made the project an enjoyable experience and the end result, something we could all be proud of.  Being new to the development and facility process, ICON was with us every step of the way, supporting, advising and being a great teammate. HARBORCENTER will be enjoyed by many and appreciated more than ICON will ever know.

Kim Pegula

President and CEO, Pegula Sports and Entertainment

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