Oak Street is possibly getting a new residence. Devin O’Brien is seeking to convert 256 Oak Street into a one-family dwelling. The Zoning Board of Appeals will consider the application on December 19 at 2 pm, City Hall Room 901. O’Brien needs a use, lot area and setback variance to make the project possible.
The buildings targeted are a one-story garage at 254 Oak Street and a two-story former manufacturing facility at 256 Oak. They contain a total of 5,249 sq.ft. of space and are located directly behind Old Editions Bookstore located at Oak and E. Huron streets. The most recent occupant at 256 Oak was Winters Sign Co. which moved to Williamsville.
The conversion project joins a spurt of projects announced for the Elm-Oak Corridor including plans by TM Montante Development to convert the Hager Mills complex on Elm Street into office and residential space, Jake Schneider is planning The Apartments at the Hub on Swan at Oak, Roger Trettel is redeveloping 133-135 S. Division Street at Elm, and Catholic Health and Uniland Development are constructing an administrative center for 700 employees at Oak and Genesee streets.