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West Village Momentum Continues

A long-vacant building in the West Village is being targeted for a $1.1 million makeover.  Kissling Interests is seeking City approvals to convert the historic Lake Hotel at 201 W. Huron Street into eight rental apartments.  The project will be before the Planning Board on July 28.

Business First reports that units will each be two bedrooms with at least one bath.  Construction is expected to start this fall and be completed in late 2010. 

Kissling has retained architecture, engineering and interior design firm Carmina Wood Morris to draw up plans for the project.  Exterior work is to include new windows, roof and masonry repointing.  The three-story, 8,667 sq.ft. building is located in the West Village Historic District.

The property is strategically located from an investment standpoint.  It is across the street from Niagara Center and a block from City Hall, the new Federal Courthouse, New Era headquarters and the Avant. 

China America Group, Inc. purchased the property at a City auction in 2005 for $39,000.  The group’s plans to renovate the building went nowhere.

The Lake Hotel project follows the conversion of another century-old former hotel in the West Village.  Sunset Bay Park, Inc. recently renovated the former Whitney Hotel at 65 Whitney Place into six condominium units

Kissling is completing work on its Allentown Lofts conversion project at 430 Virginia Street.  Ten live-work units are planned- eight units will be single-level and two will be duplexes; several have been pre-leased.  The one and two-bedroom units will average 2,000 sq.ft. and will rent from $1,400/month. 

Get Connected: Kissling, 716.853.2787 

Written by WCPerspective


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