Savarino Construction has begun work on an east side senior apartment building. The 95-unit structure is being built at the southwest corner of Jefferson Avenue and W. Peckham Street. Norstar Development and Savarino Companies were selected by the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority (BMHA) to redevelop the A.D. Price Courts public housing complex located on Jefferson Avenue north of William Street. A mix of rental and for-sale homes are being built.
The three-story, $15 million low-income senior housing facility will include 83 one-bedroom units and 12 two-bedroom apartments. The exterior will be vinyl-sided with a split-face concrete base. Foit-Albert Associates is project architect. Five 1930’s vintage apartment buildings were demolished on the site last year to make way for the project. Two of the salvaged historic sculptures from the demolished structures may be installed on the new apartment building (see rendering above).
The first phase of the A.D. Price project consisted of the construction of 55 one and two-bedroom townhomes (photos above and below). A new community center has also been constructed.
Subsequent phases will rehab existing units, demolish additional existing, three-story garden style apartment buildings and add 20 new for-sale homes and 55 additional rental units as well as a pocket park, rehabilitation of Willert Park, and infrastructure improvements.
It is anticipated that the entire $40 million project will be complete by the end of 2011.