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Construction Watch: Genesee Gateway on Home Stretch

Genesee Gateway, one of downtown’s most visible and overdue rehab projects, marches on towards a spring completion.  CityView Properties and the Wendt Foundation are rehabbing the half block of historic buildings at 99-125 Genesee Street into 60,400 sq.ft. of retail and office space. 
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A nondescript, single-story building next to the ornate Werner Building (above) was torn down and has been replaced by a new four-story structure that solidifies the street wall along Genesee Street.
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The framework for a new canopy has been installed on a four-story historic building.  16,200 sq.ft. of ground floor space is available for commercial and retail tenants.
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A mansard-roofed fourth floor is being reconstructed on the building at the corner of Oak and Genesee streets.  
 
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Stairways and common areas will be contained in glass-sheathed additions built behind the historic structures as seen from Oak Street.
 
DSC_0775.JPGFor the first time in over twenty years, the buildings have storefront glass.
 
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CityView purchased the properties in late-2007 and retained Flynn Battaglia Architects, PC to prepare the $12 million restoriation plan.  The developer also owns property on the west end of the block stretching from Eddie Brady’s to Ellicott Street.  Redevelopment plans for those properties have not been announced.
 
Get Connected:  Heidi Nuessle or Chris Fetter, Hunt Commercial Real Estate, 716.854.5943
 
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