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Building Redevelopments Roll On…Four Projects to be Reviewed by Planning Board

Four redevelopment projects and City Missions’ planned expansion will be reviewed by the Buffalo Planning Board on September 23rd.

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The good folks at Carmina Wood Morris will give the Planning Board its first look at the four-story addition planned by City Mission at its E. Tupper Street campus.  Carmina Wood Morris is also designing the makeover for 1225 Niagara Street.  Owner Bill Breeser is planning to renovate the three-story building and create three upper floor apartments and a restaurant on the ground floor (above).  A Buffalo Rising insider (inside insider even!) says the first floor restaurant will feature wood fired pizzas.  The building at the corner of Breckenridge is a half block from Resurgence Brewing Company, in a building also owned by Breeser.


John Ciminelli is proposing to renovate a former city firehouse at 110 Leroy Avenue into a residence (images above from Preservation Ready Sites).  Hamilton Houston Lownie is architect.  Designed by E. B. Green and built in 1894, the firehouse once housed Engine 24 and Ladder 7.  It closed in 2006.  Painting for Preservation held an art-in at the site in May.


On Franklin Street, Don Gilbert is proposing to convert 481 Franklin Street to residential (above).  The two-story office building just south of Allen Street was built in 1970 and contains 11,412 sq.ft. of space and includes adjacent parking.  Twelve to 15 apartments are planned.


Chris Jacobs, John Barry, and Paul Kolkmeyer’s renovation plans for the Theater District’s Birzon Building (above) at 686 Main Street will also be reviewed.  Twelve apartments and commercial space are planned.  Hamilton Houston Lownie designed the makeover.

The Planning Board meets next Tuesday in City Hall Room 901 at 8:15 am.

Written by WCPerspective


Buffalo and development junkie currently exiled in California.

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