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Hertel Avenue Infill Project Planned

Architect/Developer Karl Frizlen is planning a Hertel Avenue mixed-use project that is modeled after a $2.7 million apartment project completed at 305 W. Utica Street in 2011.  The retail and sixteen unit apartment project would be constructed on a vacant lot at 1685 Hertel Avenue between Starin and Wallace Avenue.


1685 Hertel

The Hertel Avenue development will have 16 two-bedroom apartments and ground level studios in two buildings.  Garage parking will be accessed off a central driveway.  It will also have two retail storefronts, each with approximately 700 sq.ft. of space.  According to the notice sent to neighboring property owners, the rendering shows the “intent” of what is proposed for the site and Frizlen is interested “constructive input and comments.”

1685 back

From our Buffalo Rising tipster:

As a North Buffalo resident, I am excited to see infill proposed for Hertel, especially between Main and Parkside, a stretch that has seen very little development in decades.  I just wish that The Frizlen Group would construct a simpler more urban building rather than their current proposal. 

The 16 residential units at 305 Utica feature open living space, dining and kitchen areas. Units also offer appliances, high ceilings, a central heating/ventilation/cooling system, individual gas and electric metering, garage parking, bonus/storage room, security and pre-wired high-speed internet capabilities.  Studios at the fully-leased project rent for $500 while the two-bedroom units range from $1,450 to $1,525.  The development was undertaken by contractor Paul Johnson, attorney Michael Ferdman, and architect Karl Frizlen.

The Buffalo Zoning Board of Appeals will review the project tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 PM, Room 901 at City Hall.  It will be before the Planning Board on July 1.

Get Connected: Frizlen Group, 716.220.3322

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305 W. Utica Street


Written by WCPerspective


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