Adding to the Niagara Street momentum, D’Youville’s $25 million, 85,000 sq.ft. Arts, Science and Education building is complete. The new facility boasts “smart” classrooms, faculty offices and a small café area in the atrium.
The two-acre site (606 Niagara) encompasses a major portion of the block on Niagara Street bordered by Jersey Street and Prospect Avenue, close to D’Youville’s main campus on nearby Porter Avenue. D’Youville purchased the former Gateway-Longview property in November 2012. A 25,000 square foot structure that was built in 1928 bordering Jersey Street has been incorporated into the new building. The remainder of the former Gateway-Longview complex was demolished. Uniland Development was retained by D’Youville to oversee the planning and construction of the building . The ‘design/build’ team also includes Stieglitz Snyder Architecture and M/E Engineering. D’Youville has undertaken over $50 million in facilities improvements in and around its west side campus since 1999. – BRO
Architects and planners did a decent job incorporating new and old into the development. There is a contiguous visual impact on the street, which acts as an anchor for a commercial district that has suffered its share of ups and downs in recent years. The stretch of building adds to the magnitude of the neighborhood, giving D’Youville an expanded presence on the city’s West Side.