The Donovan Building on lower Main Street is shedding its façade. Construction crews are 'de-skinning" the eight-story building down to its structural steel. A new glass and brick façade will take its place. Benderson Development is spearheading the project which will see a mix of retail, office and hotel uses in what was previously a State office building.
Phillips Lytle LLP will be the building's anchor tenant, occupying 85,000 square feet of space on the top four floors of the 160,000-square-foot structure.
"We studied and weighed multiple location options as we considered our firm's long-term future space needs, and none was more appealing to our Partners and staff than being part of Canal Side," said David J. McNamara, Managing Partner, Phillips Lytle.
A 96-room Courtyard by Marriott will occupy the second thru fourth floors. The ground floor is expected to contain retail and/or restaurant uses. A two-story, 130-vehicle parking garage is planned.
The project is slated for completion in December 2013, with Phillips Lytle and other tenants taking up residence in 2014.
Clark Construction Group, LLC, the nation's largest privately-held construction company, is general contractor. Orchard Park-based Fontanese Folts Aubrecht Ernst Architects, P.C. is project architect.