Located in Buffalo’s Allentown Historic District, this project will start construction in November 2017 for a 52,250 sf. four story building offering high quality market rate apartment living units. The formerly vacant site sits in a predominantly residential neighborhood with many 2-1/2 to 5 story brick and stone masonry buildings of age and distinction. Private parking for 40 spaces at grade under the building will be provided. Grade level enclosed building areas have secured access entrance, main lobby, elevators, stairs and service/utility spaces. The upper three stories comprise 39 total apartments, ranging from 850 sf. to 1,650 sf. in size. 24 units are 2-bedroom with 15 one-bedroom units. HHL collaborated with design firm Inside Designs Buffalo Inc. for the project interiors.
The parking area under the building is screened by exterior building walls of traditional looking cast stone and brick masonry with ornamental fencing, that complement the historic feel and character of the neighborhood. Projecting three-story high window bays clad in bronze color metal panels at the south elevation provides a vertical fenestration rhythm to the façade. Stepped, traditionally detailed building cornices create visual interest along the streetscape. Brownfield remediation was completed in Summer 2017 for tax credit incentives.