The rebuilt Ohio Street corridor has drawn a new infill project. Unlike the two large buildings planned by Ellicott Development and the team of Sam Savarino and Frontier Group of Companies, this one is a bit lower scale. Burke Homes is seeking City approval to construct a two-story, two-family dwelling with an attached garage at 440 Ohio Street. The new build at the corner of Ohio and South streets may be a bellwether for the Old First Ward neighborhood.
The 43’ x 80’ lot is owned by Thomas Connors. Connors also owns the vacant 52’ x 80’ lot next door at 444 Ohio, the single-family home adjacent to it at 450 Ohio Street, and vacant land along Louisiana Street. The Buffalo Planning Board will have a look at the proposal at its meeting Tuesday morning. Burke Homes has been active in the city as of late completing the first phase of Colvin Estates and has options on the last ten home sites at Sycamore Village where it has completed one new house.
The property is across the street from Buffalo River Landing project (below, left). Sam Savarino and Frontier Group of Companies are underway with site work for the 78-unit apartment project being built on the site of the Erie Freight House.
At the north end of Ohio Street, Ellicott Development recently obtained approvals to construct a five-story structure combining office and 21 upper floor apartments along with a ground floor restaurant (above, right).
Buffalo River Landing and Ellicott’s Ohio Street projects are expected to come online next year. They were both designed by Chaintreuil | Jensen | Stark architects.