Western New York Veterans Housing Coalition, Inc. (WNYVHC) and Norstar Development USA, L.P. are finishing work on 43 affordable apartments in the former School 75 on Howard Street and 18 new rental homes on vacant lots nearby. There will be four studio, 41 one‐bedroom and two two‐bedroom apartments located in P.S. 75 and 14 two‐bedroom and four three‐bedroom homes.
The project will provide affordable housing opportunities to both Veteran and non‐Veteran households and individuals. P.S. 75 will also include approximately 2,700 square feet of space to be occupied by WNYVHC and used as the organization’s new corporate office.
The project is redeveloping P.S. 75, which closed as a public school in 1979. Since that time, the building has been used for various purposes, but has been vacant for over 20 years and has fallen into a serious state of disrepair.
The rental homes are located on Howard Street, Monroe Street, and Adams Street. Eighteen new homes are being built including 17 two‐story homes and one single-story ADA-accessible home. Exterior elements include fiber cement siding and trim, vinyl windows, front and rear porches for outdoor seating, individual driveways located along the side of each structure, and rear yards. Stieglitz Snyder Architecture is the project architect and NK Star Construction, LLC is the general contractor.