Note: St. George Orthodox Church is NOT being converted to a banquet hall and fitness facility as described on the Zoning Board agenda. The church is getting approvals from the City to allow uses in the church hall that are not normally allowed in the zone district.
A trio of church facilities are heading towards a future with new uses. Shuttered schools in north and south Buffalo will be converted to residential while a former church in the Delaware District is being eyed as a banquet hall and fitness club. Each of the projects are seeking variances from the Zoning Board of Appeals at its February 25 meeting.
Architect/developer Karl Frizlen is proposing to convert the St. Teresa School at 17 Mineral Spring Road into 36 apartments (above).
In North Buffalo, Frizlen is planning 20 apartments at the St. Rose of Lima school at the northeast corner of Winston Road and Parkside Avenue. Frizlen is using Preservation Studios to obtain historic preservation tax credits for the two projects.
At Nottingham Terrace and Amherst Street, Rev. Jason Van Such is seeking approval to
convert the former continue to utilize the St. George Orthodox Church and hall to a for banquets, charity events, and fitness activities.