Located near the corner of Amherst and Main Street, this project consists of the conversion, partial demolition, and rehabilitation of this former industrial Cranz-Rubber and Gasket Building into a new Mixed-Use - 24 unit apartment housing, Community Service Facility Executive Administrative Offices and a community Bakery.
The interior rework consists of a complete integration of new energy-efficient mechanical/electrical/fire protection with a new vertical circulation of stair(s) and passenger elevator. Each single and double apartment unit is unique in size and layout, ranging from 980 sq. ft. to 1,200 sq. ft.. The units maintain a loft-style aesthetic, including exposed concrete frame/masonry columns, walls and joists. The rehabilitation of the exterior envelope consists of a complete re-roof, window replacement, poured-in-place concrete frame rehabilitation, stone/brick historic masonry rehabilitation, cleaning, stone steps rehabilitation and reconstruction of contiguous exterior walls where demolition of an existing structure(s) took place.
Congruent with the City of Buffalo’s Comprehensive Master Plan, this project is recognized by the City of Buffalo’s Office of Strategic Planning to be the City’s first sustainable design LEED (i.e., Silver Rated) “green” project. This project was also fortunate to be selected by the Department of Housing and Community Renewal competition for state funding with the full integration of the new “Green Initiative”.