The apartments at Queen City Landing (former Freezer Queen), once complete, will add an impeccable dynamic to Buffalo’s waterfront that is, to date, unprecedented. Latest word on the game changing private development is that the building will be home to a rooftop restaurant with views onto the lake, the Small Boat Harbor and the city. The roof will be comprised of a 7000 sq.’ Sky Bar, a 10,000 sq.’ resident roof garden, and a 3000 sq.’ patio.
Trautman Associates (architects/engineers for the project) reveal that the Queen City Landing will also feature “a penthouse level addition, new covered parking areas for residents, surface parking for visitors, a new roadway looping out toward the end of the pier, and an extension of the public bike path providing public waterfront access.”
The former Freezer Queen property is in for some big changes, with a completion date of 2017. Taking a look at Trautman Associates website, the team spent a good amount of time playing around with a conceptual business community development that is absolutely stunning in appearance – though mostly unachievable in Buffalo’s current architectural and design world (see below). You can read about this teaser vision here.
The current $40 million plan (see below) is calling for 120 apartments, built by developer Gerry Buchheit. According to Business First, Buchheit is also eyeing Port of Buffalo Terminals A and B, where he is considering investing $250 million to create a hotel, a water park, restaurants and residential.