Sold: 85 and 91 Genesee Street
CityView Properties now controls all of the Genesee Block, sans Eddie Bradyâ€™s tavern. Genesee Gateway LLC purchased 85 and 91 Genesee Street from Triangle Development yesterday for $25,000. The vacant properties are located at the corner of Genesee and Ellicott streets. 91 Genesee is three-stories. Only the ground floor faĂ§ade remains at 85 Genesee, formerly a four-story building that collapsed during a 2002 wind storm while being gutted.
CityView Properties' Genesee Gateway development at the other end of the block, 99-125 Genesee Street, is expected to be underway soon. The $12 million project will see the long-vacant buildings turned into a mix of retail and office space. CityView is teaming with the Wendt Foundation to revitalize the properties.
Updated rendering of the Genesee Gateway development. Flynn Battaglia Architects.
Genesee Gateway will feature 50,000 sq.ft. of renovated space plus 10,000 sq.ft. of new construction, primarily in a new four-story structure to be built mid-block on a vacant parcel. A landscaped rooftop terrace for tenants may be added.
Flynn Battaglia Architects, PC has prepared the restoration plan. The firm has overseen a number of local preservation and reuse projects including restoration work at the Guaranty Building, Babeville, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, and St. Paulâ€™s Cathedral.
The development team has been working for some time to incorporate the 85 and 91 Genesee Street properties into their plans for the block. The timing of renovation work, and what uses are anticipated, has not been announced.
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