PUSH Buffalo’s Buffalo Neighborhood Stabilization Company is renovate and/or building 46 new units of affordable housing in its Green Development Zone. The Massachusetts Avenue Community Homes project involves new construction of 28 rental units and rehabilitation of 18 rental units in 16 buildings along Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Chenango, Sherwood, Normal, 14th, 19th, and W. Utica streets. Here’s a look at two of the more interesting renovation sites designed by Passero Associates.
Rare in Buffalo, a three flat, walk-up masonry apartment building at 257 Massachusetts Avenue is coming back to life. Each apartment is two-bedrooms and one bath with approximately 1,100 sq.ft. of living space. According to notoriously incorrect City records, the building was constructed in 1890.
At the northwest corner of Vermont and Normal Avenue, a former commercial and residential building is going all-residential. The two-story, 3,200 sq.ft. building will have two one-bedroom and two two-bedroom apartments went complete.
Armchair Architects take note: The first floor facade along Vermont has just one window necessitated by the door on the left being the access to the second floor upper right apartment (see plan below).