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Second Residential Building Planned at Gates Site

A second residential building is being planned for the Gates Circle redevelopment project. This one is targeting low-income seniors. People Inc. is proposing a three-story, 40-unit apartment building on a former hospital parking lot located at the southeast corner of Linwood and Lafayette avenues.

The Buffalo News has the details:

The site is located just north of the Linwood Historic Preservation District, which may trigger review of any project by the city Preservation Board and Common Council, as well as by the Planning Board. People Inc. officials have indicated to neighbors that they are aware of that status, and will be respectful of community concerns on issues like appearance, aesthetics and design. The agency told community members it also plans to apply for state low-income housing tax credits to help with financing.

People Inc. is also working with Sinatra & Company Real Estate, Creative Structures Services, and others to construct a two-building, 84-unit mixed-use project on Jefferson Avenue.


Work on the first building on the Gates site is well underway. The six-story, $41 million Canterbury Woods Gates Circle will offer 53 independent-living apartments upon completion. It will be a mix of terra cotta, brick, limestone and glass and is expected to be completed in fall of 2017.

TM Montante Development is redeveloping the balance of the former Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital site into a mixed-use urban district. The project is expected include a grocery store, a health and wellness center, 500 residential apartments and condominiums, office, and retail space. The timing of TM Montante’s work is unknown.

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