Two of the largest private sector developments downtown are racing towards a 2015 completion.
Uniland Development Company’s 250 Delaware Avenue is getting glassed in. The 12-story complex will contain 193,000 sq.ft of office space, a 120 room hotel which has not been branded yet, retail space along Delaware Avenue, Chippewa and S. Elmwood, and 593 parking spaces in a parking ramp and under the building.
The building, designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects and HHL Architects, will be anchored by Delaware North Cos. in 110,000 sq.ft. of space. The Department of Homeland Security has also leased a little over 50,000 sq.ft. of space in the building.
The hotel rooms on floors two through five will be set back behind a terracotta louver system. Upper floors will have insulated glass with a frit pattern and the curved portion of the building at the Delaware and Chippewa intersection will be curtain wall. Occupancy is scheduled for late summer.
Construction is also continuing at Terry and Kim Pegula’s $172 million HARBORCENTER. While the restaurants, parking and rinks are open in the base of the building, work on the Marriott tower is ongoing. The hotel will offer 205 guest rooms and suites, a total of 5,923 square feet of event space for groups up to 240 guests, fitness center, business center, a sundry/newsstand and high speed internet. The eleven-story hotel tower is expected to open in July or August.