A two-story Delaware Avenue office building is getting a new face and a third story. The Buffalo Planning Board approved renovation plans for 334 Delaware Avenue at this morning’s meeting. Owner 120 W. Tupper Street Inc. is undertaking the $1.2 million project. The bland building will get a new look and a glass third-floor addition.
120 W. Tupper Street Inc., led by Jeffrey Davis, has owned the property since October 2007. The currently vacant 13,400 sq.ft. building was last occupied by M&T Insurance Agency which moved to nearby, and newly built, 285 Delaware Avenue.
Briatico Architects’ renovation plans call for updating building’s office space, a revamped facade with new windows, a three-story glass entryway, and a new 4,200 sq.ft. glass third floor addition with aluminum window muggings, clear glass and a flat roof.
An 800 sq.ft. roof garden is planned for a portion of the third level over-looking Delaware Avenue. Three new street trees are planned.
“The building was renovated a number of years ago,” according to Tommaso Briatico, the project’s architect. “It was renovated very poorly.”
Briatico says the exterior is likely to be dark blue or gray telling the Planning Board it would potentially be “Nektar on Elmwood blue.”
When asked about potential tenants, Briatico says “there’s alot of interest. It is going to be a very good building.”
The Planning Board took action approving the project but requested the applicants return to the Board to review the final exterior color scheme.