The existing Elk Terminal Lofts complex, was originally built in 1919 as a 2-story food storage warehouse building. The building is constructed entirely of fire-resistive reinforced concrete structural frame with reinforced concrete floors and roof. Exterior brick and interior exposed clay tile tenant demising walls add to the historic fabric and feel of the building, inside and out.
The Elk Terminal Lofts project originally began in 2002 and with this 2015-16 project, all spaces within the complex of 2 buildings have been fully developed for mixed use commercial/office space and luxury apartments. HHL was engaged for the final phase of development to design 23 new residential apartment units on both floors of the building, totaling approximately 35,000 sf.
First floor exterior terraces (formerly loading docks) offer unique exterior usable space and finished landscaping buffers the adjoining parking areas fronting the building. Exterior upgrades included patching/cleaning of exterior masonry, restoration of loading dock canopy roofs, and new aluminum doors and windows. HHL collaborated with design firm Inside Designs Buffalo Inc. for the project interiors.