Uniland Development Company is moving forward with redevelopment of the Frey the Wheelman properties along E. Tupper Street with a three-story, 24,000 sq.ft. office building. First step is Preservation Board approval to demolish 53 E. Tupper, 520-522 Ellicott Street, and 693 Washington Streets. The Board meets next Thursday, January 22, at 3 PM.
Uniland purchased multiple Frey the Wheelman properties west of the Theater District last July. Buffalo High Technology Centre Inc. purchased 520, 522, and 525 Ellicott Street , 41-53 E. Tupper Street, and 693 Washington Street for $300,000. 505 Ellicott Street was purchased by Uniland President Carl Montante for $1 million.
520 Ellicott Street is located adjacent to the thriving Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The 24,000 sq.ft, three-story office building will offer business professionals exceptional interior finishes, an exclusive surface parking lot with 52 dedicated spaces, and a covered drop-off area at the primary public entrance located on the south side of the building. Uniland is marketing the space to professional service providers and healthcare-related practices.
An abundance of ornamental trees and attractive landscaping are planned surrounding the building. The highly visible location is situated at the foot of the on-ramp for the Kensington Expressway, a main gateway for downtown where thousands of commuters and visitors pass daily. The new building will be built to the sidewalk and under current plans is the same height and color as an older, three-story building at Washington and E. Tupper streets (below).
Uniland is re-examining plans for a one-story warehouse along Ellicott Street. In 2013, Uniland announced plans to convert 505 Ellicott Street into 36,000 sq.ft. of office space targeting firms in the tech, creative or medical industries. Uniland is now studying adding retail and/or residential space to the mix.
Uniland says they are in negotiations with potential tenants for both properties. Work on both could be underway this year.
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