Architect/Developer Karl Frizlen passed along new visualizations for a Hertel Avenue mixed-use project. It is modeled after a $2.7 million apartment project completed at 305 W. Utica Street in 2011. The residential and retail project would be constructed on a parking lot at 1685 Hertel Avenue between Starin and Wallace Avenue.
The proposed project entails two buildings with a total of 16 market-rate apartment units including two studio units on the ground floor, 16 garages under the buildings, and two small one-story retail storefronts of 700 sq.ft. facing Hertel Avenue.
On June 25, the Buffalo Zoning Board of Appeals approved variances to density, rear setbacks, and parking necessary for the project to proceed.
“The development will enhance the walkability and character in a rapidly emerging neighborhood,” says Frizlen.