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Million Dollar Views

Downtown living is heading to new heights. The residential condominiums topping the newly-chistened Avant will have striking city and water views stretching from Niagara Falls to the Boston Hills. They will have matching prices too. The largest penthouse is expected to cost upwards of $1.4 million and the buzz on the street is that it will be far from the only unit priced in the seven figures.
The $80 million redevelopment of the former Dulski federal building is being undertaken by UniQuest, a partnership of Uniland Development and Acquest Development.

Avant will be downtown’s first major mixed-use project featuring hospitality, Class A office and residential space.
•Floors 1 – 7 will offer a 150 room Embassy Suite Hotel. The hotel will feature a second floor pool, fitness center and conference space. A restaurant on the first floor will open onto an expansive outdoor patio fronting Delaware Avenue.
•Floors 8 – 12 will offer Class A office space. Law firm Damon & Morey has signed on for two floors, or 50,000 sq.ft. of space.
•Condominiums on floors 13 – 15 will bring 37 owner-occupied residences to downtown. Living rooms in the two-story units on the top floor will feature 21′ ceiling heights.
Residential sales cannot begin until the State approves the condominium offering plan, expected in August.
“We’ve had so many inquiries on residences, we look forward to starting the sales process later this summer,” says Michael Montante, Uniland vice president.
Completion is anticipated in early-2009.
The largest unit, expected to be 4000 sq.ft., will be at the southeast corner of the building with sweeping downtown views to the east and Niagara Square and waterfront views to the south.
Many thanks to Uniland’s Judi Griggs for the hard hat tour. Get connected: Uniland, 716.834.5000.

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