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First Look: Redesigned Campus Square

Plans for the first phase of the Campus Square project have been revised for the better. An ‘L-shaped,’ six-story building with 152 residential units is planned for the northeast corner of Ellicott and North streets across from the Gates Vascular Institute. It is the first of several phases to redevelop the circa-1980 townhouse community north of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Pilgrim Village owner Mark Trammel is teaming with McGuire Development on the project.

Campus Square rendering 3

As part of the redevelopment, ninety affordable townhome units on a nine-acre portion of the site would be replaced with over 400 new apartments in multiple buildings. New buildings are proposed to be inter-generational, mixed-income, and mixed use. The Cornerstone Manor at the corner of E. North and Michigan Avenue is not a part of the project site.

Pilgrim Village will be redeveloped west to east. The first phase would demolish five townhouse buildings containing 25 units. Current tenants would be relocated to new or rehabbed units as the project develops in an attempt to maintain a diversified residential community.

Previous Design
Previous Design

Original plans called for a four-story, 300,000 sq.ft. building with 154 residences and underground parking (above). The new design calls for a six-story building with 62 senior apartments along with 90 market-rate units and retail space. A four-story parking garage with capacity for 210 vehicles would be constructed behind the building. Rochester-based Smith+Associates is designing the project.

Campus Square rendering 2

Construction is expected to start this summer and work should be completed in early 2017.

Campus Square rendering 1

Renderings courtesy of McGuire Development


Written by WCPerspective


Buffalo and development junkie currently exiled in California.

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