The Barcalo Redevelopment in Buffalo’s Old First Ward is wrapping up its impressive $40 million overhaul into a dynamic mixed-use community featuring 116 apartments and 30,000 square feet of “interactive” commercial space. Apartment leasing is underway with the first residents moving in on November 1 and commercial buildouts ongoing.
One of the most exciting elements of the project is the establishment of the Barcalo Contemporary Gallery. The gallery will be curated by Emily Tucker and Elisabeth Samuels (Resource:Art) and Brooke LeBoeuf (Dome Art Advisory) and feature rotating large scale pieces by artists from Buffalo and beyond. The pieces will be punctuated with living green walls, irrigated with storm water from the building.
So far, the building has signed up numerous commercial tenants including PACE Fitness, Oak and Iron Salon & Tattoo, Frequentum Brewing out of Canandaigua NY, and most recently Buffalo Cryo and Etheral Beauty & Aesthetics. According to commercial broker Matt Hartrich of Schneider Real Estate, “the owners really want to see a coffee shop, a restaurant, and have an area carved out for office.”
The transformation of this building is a huge win for the Old First Ward. A $25 million streetscape project is planned for Louisiana Street and the City has committed $1 million for Father Conway Park improvements. Both projects which will further add to the vibrancy and amenities of this established historic Buffalo neighborhood.
Commercial Leasing: Matt Hartrich, Schneider Real Estate, 716.882.0212
Residential Leasing: Symphony Property Management, 716.668.3273