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Construction Watch: Black Rock Freight House

Work is underway to convert a historic freight house at 68 Tonawanda Street in Black Rock into a mixed-use project, Black Rock Freight House.  It will feature 35 apartments and 3,000 sq.ft. of commercial space.  Karl Frizlen and Jason Yots will be joined by the principals of BRD Construction, Michael and Dennis Masters as co-sponsors for the project. The development team purchased the property in December 2017.

The Black Rock Freight House was constructed in 1906 by New York Central Railroad as part of its Railroad Belt Line encircling Buffalo.  The terminal was most recently utilized for warehouse space and light steel fabrication. Since the project is utilizing historic preservation tax credits, the restoration will be done in accordance to Department of Interior Standards.  Preservation Studios completed the historic preservation tax credit documentation.

The $6.5 million project is expected to help to bridge Niagara Street to Amherst Street, creating a thoroughfare of activity.  To that end, commercial space is available at the southern end of the building near Dearborn Street.  It is being marketed through Build Up Buffalo as ideal for restaurant, office, or retail/production space.  Occupancy is scheduled for next summer.

Get Connected: Maggie Hamilton Winship, Build Up Buffalo, 770.361.4718

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