“Packard Building Reformation Moves Ahead”

The downstate firm that hopes to transform the historic Packard Building in Buffalo into apartments has begun to assemble its development team.

Regan Development Corp. of Ardsley, which is overseeing the $4.5 million project, has retained Hamilton Houston Lownie Architects of Buffalo to serve as project architect.

Other members of the development team include:

  • Stohl Environmental LLC of Blasdell, project consultant
  • L.F. Engineering PLLC of Buffalo, structural engineer
  • IBC Engineering P.C. of Buffalo, mechanical engineer
  • Roche and Co. Ltd., also of Buffalo, interior designer

Regan is negotiating with two firms — Picone Construction Corp. and Resetarits Construction Corp. — to serve as general contractor, according to construction industry documents.

The one-time Packard auto dealership, located at 1325 Main St., is slated to be converted into 40 apartments including 28 two-bedroom units, four three-bedroom units and eight one-bedroom units.

Construction is expected to start this spring.

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