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Genesee Building Gets Framed

5 Genesee Street has new roof framing. A tedious restoration of the building along with neighboring 7 Genesee is underway promising to bring a much-needed new look to the highly visible properties.

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Architect Steve Carmina is working with Roger Trettel, a pioneering downtown developer with other properties on the 500 block; Steven A. Carmina, an accountant; and Joe Piccone, owner of Bison Electrical Services, on the project. They purchased the properties in late 2013. St. Laurence Restoration Co. is general contractor construction manager on the project.

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The interconnected buildings will become residential and commercial space. The front façade will be restored and later additions to the rear of the building will be removed to create a courtyard.

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Two, large two-story units, one with 1,350 sq.ft. and the other with 1,650 sq.ft., are planned on the upper floors along with a one-bedroom, single-level unit with 745 sq.ft.

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The rehab of 5-7 will help finish off and give a new look to the north end of the 500 Block of Main Street that fronts Roosevelt Plaza that is undergoing a transformation as part of the Cars Sharing Main Street project.

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Written by WCPerspective

WCPerspective

Buffalo and development junkie currently exiled in California.

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