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UPDATE: Tweaked Elmwood Bryant Development Gets First Approval

UPDATE: The Zoning Board of Appeals approved height, width, and coverage Variances needed to construct the five-story version of Elmwood/Bryant building proposed by Ellicott Development and Sinatra & Company Real Estate.  The project will return to the Planning Board for further review.


Back in February, Ellicott Development and Sinatra & Co proposed a six-storey mixed-use building to be constructed at the northeast corner of Elmwood and Bryant. It wasn’t long before the project was met with criticism for its excessive height, which exceeded Green Code compliance by three storeys.

Earlier today, the development team resubmitted updated plans to the City for a scaled down version of the original building. The team is hoping that by dropping a floor, they have put forth their best efforts to compromise. The team is looking forward to tomorrow’s Zoning Board of Appeals meeting.

Rendering of the originally proposed building at 6 storeys

If all goes well, this corner development will be the first phase of the $100 million (7.89  acre) Elmwood Crossing project to move forward. 

To learn more about the development, click here.

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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