Ellicott Development Company’s first building along Ohio Street will be a five-story structure combining office and residential space along with a ground floor restaurant. It is expected to be the first of multiple buildings on land owned by the firm in the Old First Ward.
The $4.5 million, 54,000 sq.ft. building at the north end of Ellicott’s Ohio Street riverside parcel will have 21 one and two-bedroom apartments on the top three floors, office space on the second floor, and a restaurant on the first floor. There will be a sand volleyball court and a 10′ wide boardwalk along the riverfront. It will be adjacent to RiverFest Park and across the Buffalo River from Buffalo RiverWorks. Ellicott Development is currently talking to a prospective restaurant tenant for the site. Construction could start before summer and the Buffalo Planning Board will have a look at the project at its meeting Tuesday morning.
Like the neighboring Buffalo River Landing project by Sam Savarino and Frontier Group of Companies, it is being designed by Chaintreuil | Jensen | Stark architects. Between the two projects, Ohio Street would have 99 new residential units by summer 2016.
The 7.26 acre 399 Ohio Street parcel has over 1,200 feet of Buffalo River frontage leaving room for additional development. Across the way along Chicago Street, Ellicott Development is proposing a two or three-story office building. That project’s scope and timing will be tenant-driven.
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