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Elmwood Crossing Vision Takes Hold

The anticipation is finally over. Further details of one of the most significant development projects to take hold in the Elmwood Village – Elmwood Crossing – have finally been unveiled. Sinatra & Company Real Estate and Ellicott Development made the announcement at Kleinhans Music Hall, where they set out rendering for onlookers to view. The community is expected to give feedback on the concepts, before the two developers set out to solidify the plans. 

Elmwood Crossing is the site of the former Women and Children’s Hospital campus. Up until this point, community feedback has been given, per the initial project specs that were presented this past January. An independent firm was retained to compile the feedback, which has led to some changes, including a proposal to create additional green space at the 7 acre site.

Still on the table are:

  • A grocery store
  • A variety of housing options such as townhomes, condominiums, and apartments
  • A hotel
  • A day care
  • Retail and office space
  • A considerable community green space

According to to the two developers, new project elements include concept designs for the high-profile former Variety Tower and Alfiero building. Altogether there is 600,000 square feet of building space to play with.

Elmwood at Bryant

Bill Paladino of Ellicott Development said, “It’s mixed use design will provide new and upgraded amenities to the area, owner occupied housing for different income levels, affordable and market rate rental units in existing and redesigned buildings, as well as providing public assets for the community at large to enjoy. We will be redeveloping and further stabilizing a neighborhood for decades to come providing a refreshed exciting area whether you are new to Buffalo, a lifelong resident or just visiting.”

Elmwood Crossing Marketplace

Nick Sinatra, President of Sinatra & Company Real Estate commented on the project, “We are eager to start construction on the adaptive reuse of the former hospital site and are pleased to receive community input for this important project as we look toward a close of the municipal approval process.”

According to the development team, some elements of the project may be complete as early as 2019, while others will extend on a multi-year timeline.

Elmwood Crossing from Bryant

Elmwood Crossing from Hodge

Elmwood Crossing Historic Lofts foreground

Modern facade addition

Elmwood Crossing Utica Townhomes Perspective view from Northeast
125 Hodge Avenue – Early Childhood Daycare

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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