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Going Large: Up to 470 Units Planned for Gates Site

TM Montante is wrapping up its environmental review of its planned reuse of the Millard Fillmore Gates Circle hospital site. At build out, the company envisions up to 470 residential units, retail and commercial space, green space, and infrastructure improvements on the 6.7 acre site that will take five to seven years to complete.

With 470 units, the project is one of the largest to be constructed in the city in recent memory and is only exceeded by LPCIminelli’s Highland Park project that could have up to 663 residential units. The Gates project has a projected density of 70 units/acre compared to 24.5units/acre at Highland Park. For comparison sake, there are currently 358 residential units in Waterfront Village.


Demolition is currently underway on site and for the first time in decades you can see Linwood Avenue from the Lancaster/Delaware Avenue intersection. As part of the infrastructure improvements proposed for the property, Lancaster Avenue will extend through the site providing an east-west connection to surrounding neighborhoods. Demolition of the main hospital building is expected this fall.

Total build-out is expected to cost approximately $150 million. The $91 million first phase will include a city campus for Canterbury Woods, road and green space construction, and a mixed-use building at Lancaster and Delaware avenues.

First up will be Canterbury Woods’ planned six-story, $35 million building featuring 53 independent living apartments on the area where the hospital tower currently sits. The City will begin review of that portion of the project this summer and construction is expected to begin early next year and be completed in mid-2017. The building’s exterior color has changed from previous plans. Architectural Resources is designing the building.



Gates Render


Montante’s signature building along Delaware Avenue will include a YMCA branch, an urban grocery market, office space, and residences. It is currently envisioned as a seven-story structure and is expected to be under construction next year with completion in late 2017. Canterbury Woods has agreed to financially support full access to the YMCA for its residents.

Get Connected: TM Montante Development, 716.876.8899

Written by WCPerspective


Buffalo and development junkie currently exiled in California.

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