Honoring the best of the best in real estate, construction and development, these exclusive awards highlight the accomplishments of Western New York’s development industry.
This year, the multi-residential affordable category came down to two finalists.
Address: 421 Monroe St., Buffalo
Square footage: 65,000O
Owner: Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers Inc.
Developer: Cornerstone Group LTD
Project: New construction and adaptive reuse of one of the oldest settlement houses in the country into a complete campus for senior citizens. The new construction consisted of 84 units of affordable housing. Adaptive reuse of the settlement house consisted of transforming the space to include a pharmacy, primary health care office, salon and Evans Bank branch.
Construction manager/general contractor: RP Oak Hill Building Co. Inc.
Architect: Carmina Wood Morris Engineers: M/E Engineering
HVAC: Allied Mechanical
Electrical: Hildreth
Timeline: January 2020-August 2021
Cost: $23 million
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Address: 64 Amsterdam Ave., Amherst
Square footage: 48,480
Developer: Belmont Housing Resources for WNY Inc.
Project: This 46-unit project is the first affordable senior project in over 10 years and fills a gap in the housing market for people 55 and over, with incomes up to 50% and 60% of the area median income. The building reused an underutilized site with a former fire substation. Funding was provided by the New York state Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program, New York state Housing Trust Fund, the Town of Amherst HOME funds, NYSERDA and Key Community Development Corp.
Architect: Silvestri Architects PC
General contractor: Benchmark Construction Services LLC
Engineers: Nussbaumer & Clarke Inc., Kromac Design Inc.
HVAC: Allied Mechanical
Electrical: HDE Electric Inc.
Other contractors: Kulbacks, Kimil, MW Dlyag Builders, Superior Contracting, Besroi Roofing & Siding, Aurora Windows Systems, Ekova Construction, CDR Contracting
Timeline: November 2019-February 2021
Cost: $12.1 million
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