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Updated: Infill Projects are on Zoning Board Agenda

A small mixed-use building at the edge of the Larkin District and a plan for townhouses and duplexes on two West Side sites are seeking variances from the Zoning Board at its March 23 meeting.


senecaDerek and Laura Sullivan are proposing a “three-story mixed-use building with two loft apartments” at 474 Seneca Street. It is just west of the recently opened 500 Seneca Street commercial and residential project, Seneca Street Lofts at 550 Seneca, and the upcoming conversion of the A&P Warehouse at 545 Swan Street. The targeted Seneca Street/Myrtle block has seen 25 subsidized single-family homes constructed on it in recent years.

Business First has a few more details:

Derek Sullivan, who has made a career building private residences in places like East Aurora and Orchard Park, this will mark his debut on the Buffalo city development landscape.

“We’d like this to be the first of many,” he said.

The building is being designed to replicate an early 1900s era home that was demolished on the site several years ago.


On the West Side, Joel Giambra’s Executive Properties is seeking approvals to construct market-rate homes at two infill sites.  At 424-430 Fargo, three duplex, two-story dwellings are planned. At 389-401 Prospect, two three-unit, two-story townhouses are planned.

Giambra has laid out aggressive plans for about 30 houses to be built on scattered sites. A duplex has been built at 225 Plymouth, a single-family home is planned for 568 Seventh Street, and two apartment buildings with 10 units each are planned for 494-502 Seventh Street.

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