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Out to Bid: Roblin Building Parking Garage

Paul Kolkmeyer is moving forward with work on the second of three buildings he purchased in the 200 block of Main Street.  Bids are due September 10 to create a 49-space, two-level parking garage in the Roblin Building at 241 Main Street.  HHL Architects is project architect and structural engineering is by Tredo Engineers.


elevation2The parking area will be on the first and basement levels with an automated vehicle elevator connecting the two.  Access will be off of Washington Street where a new overhead door will be installed.  The parking will serve the Roblin Building as well as the adjacent Marine Trust and Stanton buildings.  Kolkmeyer bought the trio from David Sweet for $3.2 million last fall.

Work is well underway on the Stanton Building located at 251 Main Street next door.  The five-story, circa-1873 building is being converted into thirty-six one-bedroom, 1-1/2 bath apartments along with first floor office space.  The 1,700 sq.ft. office suite along Main Street will house Kolkmeyer’s development company, Priam Enterprises LLC.  Two of the apartments will egress onto Washington Street with dedicated entrances.  Rents are expected to be roughly $1,000-$1,400 month, depending on location and size of the unit.

To the south, several new uses are planned for the Marine Trust Building at Main and Seneca streets. Twenty-five condominiums are pegged for the building’s top five floors, a banquet and conference facility is expected in the grand first floor banking hall and second level, a small boutique hotel would occupy the third floor, and office tenants will be consolidated into the remaining floors.

The circa-1956, seven-story Roblin Building was originally the M&T Trust Building.  Besides the parking, it will house the kitchen facilities for the banquet center in the Marine Trust Building, commercial space along Main Street, and the balance upgraded for office tenants.

Get Connected: Priam Enterprises, 716.622.0571



Written by WCPerspective


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