The Genesee Gateway project was great news for Buffalo when it was completed for a number of reasons. It was a win for preservation, it rekindled an entire block of beautiful structures, but most of all it transformed a negative icon of blight and disinvestment into hope for reinvestment in downtown Buffalo.
Although originally planned for just offices and retail space, the owners have added three apartments to the second floor of the building ranging between 1050 and 1200 square feet. Each unit has a sizable living area, fireplace, master bedroom with walk-in closet, and an additional room for another bedroom or office. A single dedicated parking spot is included in the rent, but additional spaces can be purchased if desired. Rents are between $1625 and $1675 depending on size and location. The rehabilitation project and the new infill building were designed by Flynn-Battaglia Architects.
In my opinion, the best unit out of the three is the corner wedge shaped apartment that has windows on either side, which also happens to be the cheapest of the three. The absolute best space in the whole block is yet to be rented, which is the former photography studio complete with the magnificent waterfall window. If you interested in additional information check out their website here or call them directly at 716-939-3507. For additional photos of the apartments and the rest of the block, click here for my ipernity page.