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535 Exchange Street – ROAR Logistics Revised Plan

Back in May, we posted on plans for a new build at 535 Exchange Street (future home of ROAR Logistics) heading to Planning Board. 

Previous design was $2.3 million office building at 535 Exchange Street. 576 Associates LLC with 12,020 sq.ft, two-story office building and a 67-car parking lot on a 0.92 acre site on Exchange Street, west of the Hamburg Street bridge. To be occupied by the headquarters of ROAR Logistics that will be relocating from leased space at the Adams Mark hotel complex

Since that time, the design schematics have been reworked significantly. The new revised plan by Carmina Wood Morris (project architect and engineer) is inspired by the shipping and freight industry – the client, ROAR Logistics, is a third party logistics provider (3PL) and global freight forwarder.

According to Jonathan Morris, partner at Carmina Wood Morris, a previously unknown property easement caused the project to shift from a two story to a three story building. The footprint of the building is smaller, but the third floor gives ROAR Logistics more space to work with. The overall square footage increased from 12,020 to 14,900. Morris described it as a happy accident, since ROAR Logistics is expanding with additional employees and will utilize the added space for growth potential. As for the design, Morris said that the building is inspired by stacked shipping containers and will use corrugated metal as the skin.

The City of Buffalo Planning Board | 535 Exchange | Request Modification of a Previously Approved Site Plan

Founded in 2003, ROAR Logistics offers Rail, Ocean, Air, and Road services to aid clients in the delivery of their products around the world. It has operations in Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Pekin, IL and is a subsidiary of Rich Products Corporation. Bob Rich III is company president.

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