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960 Busti Avenue Gets the Window Treatment

Ellicott Developments’ mixed-use project at 960 Busti Avenue is coming into focus with the rehabilitation of the original windows on the East Elevation. The building was constructed in 1922 as a service building for the Buffalo General Electric Company and was last occupied by Multiform Desiccants in 1995. Vacant for twenty years, it will now be home to a mixed-use development and serve as an anchor to a prominent elbow of Niagara Street.

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Floors one and two of the four story building will each contain around 13,000 sq. ft. of commercial space. They will be topped by 18 higher-end apartments ranging from one to three bedrooms and contain between 850 and 1,750 sq. ft. of living space. Around 26 parking spaces will be located in the building basement and Ellicott has an agreement in place for the City-owned parcel south of the building which will yield approximately 65-70 parking spaces. The $6.9 million project will be utilizing historic preservation tax credits.


Tenants will have elevated front and center views of the Peace Bridge, Canada, and the Niagara River. Coffee-loving tenants will also potentially benefit from proximity to a new urban format Tim Hortons-anchored development now under construction at 1088 Niagara Street. The building housing Tim Hortons will also contain another retail space as well as three large apartments on the second floor. That project is also being undertaken by Ellicott.

960 Busti Avenue is expected to be complete in spring 2016.

Get Connected: Ellicott Development, 716.854.0060

Written by Tim Scanlon

Tim Scanlon

Real estate and design nerd. Owner at LandLines. Has a sweet tooth. Fan of succinct bios.

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