Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers, Inc. is planning an 84-unit senior housing complex at 418-28 Adams Street. The four-story building will be connected to the existing Westminster Settlement House structure located at 419 Monroe Street that will be renovated. Carmina Wood Morris is project architect and notes the exterior design shown here is currently being revised.
The proposed multifamily residential building will face Adams Street. Community spaces, shared laundry, and trash collection will be located at each floor; Private/ public outdoor spaces with landscaping and benches will be provided. A central elevator will provide barrier-free access to all residents and visitors. Stair towers will be positioned at both the north and south ends of building for everyday use and emergency egress. A main entrance is located at the center of building along Adams Street.
The 100+ year-old, three-story historic Westminster Settlement House is stable and has been kept in fair condition. It will be restored externally to its historic appearance while being internally reconfigured to accommodate a clinic resident and community use. A proposed glass link to the east will serve to connect residents to the existing historic Westminster Settlement House. A one story lobby will serve as a public and resident entrance to the new link from vehicular drop off, and provide access to apartment lobby and clinic.
Limited on street parking is available for residents and visitors, and three parking lots will be added along Monroe Street for visitor and resident use. Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers is applying for funding from the New York State Department of Housing and Community Renewal. If funding is approved next spring, work would start in September 2017 and be completed one year later.
Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers was established in 1893 and provides programs for youth, adults, and seniors in both Erie and Niagara counties.