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Dozen Apartments Planned for 510 Washington Street

The new owner of 510 Washington Street is planning a dozen lofts for the seven-story property. Alexandre Apartments LLC, a woman-owned development company headed by Amy E. Judd, purchased 510 Washington Street from John Barry in early-May. CBRE|Buffalo represented the seller in the $340,000 transaction.

Judd said she plans to historically preserve and redevelop the former Loew’s Theatre Company warehouse, which was constructed in 1920. The warehouse was designed by notable architect Thomas Lamb.

The 19,500 sq.ft. building will be divided into approximately 12 luxury loft apartments as well as commercial space on the first floor. The project will preserve the historic qualities of the property, while using cutting-edge clean technologies to power and service the 94-year old building, Judd said. She plans to incorporate solar panels into the design and will seek LEED certification for the building as well.

The building is the tallest building in the critical 500 Block of Main Street that has seen a wave of reuse projects in the last five or so years including new apartments, restaurants, commercial space, and even owner-occupied residences.

Construction on the project is slated to begin in the fall of 2014 and has a projected completion date of fall 2015.


Written by WCPerspective


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  • DougSitler

    Downtown keeps on improving. Great project.

  • BeardedBuffalonian

    Onward and upwards!

  • David Steele

    the Sale price seems like grand theft.

  • LouisTully

    BeardedBuffalonian #righton

  • GotAnyChange

    At only 2 units per floor this place could be pretty exclusive. Aka high rent potential.

  • flexme

    Why is this critical to the 500 block of Main Street? does the building extend all the way to Main?

  • townline

    flexme Critical is describing the 500 block of main, not the building.  It doesn’t extend to main, but it is within that block (if you consider the streets – main, genessee, washington, mohawk) the perimeter.  It is the tallest.  I would say getting this one redeveloped is fairly critical – its right around the corner from a lot of other stuff going on.

  • elmdog

    2 places a floor seems pretty cool and I imagine will be high end…If she was to go as far as small terraces on the North side of the building as seen on the picture above or if she cant do that an incredible mural would really help this building…Please fix the sidewalks along Washington on this area as well.

  • jag2

    I really hope the first floor turns out better than the hideous 3 townhouse project next door.

  • flexme

    got it, thanks

  • 5to81allday

    how about the building next door?

  • BLoRisin

    This place is calling for a sick roof top terrace. Imagine the views!!

  • batmankh

    Hope the city considers paving Washington St before this conversion starts instead of its “wait until every possible construction/renovation project is over” plan it seems to be following on Main near medical campus and Washington in its entirety.
    It’s hard to be a driver, bike rider, or pedestrian on the 400 and 500 blocks of Washington right now.