The Buffalo Planning Board approved plans for 49, two to four-bedroom residences in the Fruitbelt neighborhood. St. John Community Development Corporation has been designated developer for the fifty City-owned properties needed for the project. The Buffalo Common Council signed-off on the $80,500 sale
The new, affordable residences will be built on 17 scattered sites. Buildings have been designed to complement the 28 townhouses units St. John CDC built five years ago with predominantly brick front facades, siding, cedar shingle accenting and full-front porches. Parking will mostly be in the rear of the buildings and landscaping is proposed to be native and draught-tolerant.
Planned buildings will have two to three townhouses each. Three of the buildings along Virginia Street however will be ranch-style residences (elevations below), each containing a handicapped-accessible unit. A two-bedroom ranch unit will be constructed at the southwest corner of Virginia and Lemon, a three-bedroom plan will be built at the northeast corner of Virginia and Maple and a four-bedroom plan will be built at the southwest corner of Mulberry and Virginia.
Foit Albert Associates is project architect.