Overall, Elmwood Crossing will adaptively reuse the bulk of the existing structures spread over the 8 acre campus. Minimal demolition of less than 5% of the overall site will be needed. Where surface parking exists, infill development will remove voids that have long created divides within the neighborhood context.
A PROJECT GUIDE
Elmwood Avenue Mixed Use
A five-story mixed use building transforms a surface parking lot into restaurant, retail, office and apartments. With municipal approvals, this project will commence in summer of 2018. More information on public meeting opportunities can be found through the City of Buffalo's Web site.
In response to demand for more reliable, accessible child care options within the community, Elmwood Crossing provides this through reuse of the former Hodge Pediatrics structure. Addition of approximately 3,800 sf of structural space, along with outdoor play area. Center expected to begin enrollment for Fall of 2019.
Ideal for individuals and families seeking a lower maintenance home ownership experience, yet interested in an urban setting. An anticipated 22 town home units are planned for the surface parking lot on W. Utica Street. Designs blend with the existing context, and homes include garages, private patios and open floor plan living spaces.
Market and Apartments
The community has a need for increased fresh food options, along with prepared meals that have today's busy lifestyles in mind. Apartments above will complete this project, and provide demand for the parking ramp. This will proceed following municipal approvals anticipated in Fall of 2018.
The former Annex, along with other structures constructed from 1912 into mid-century, including the 9 story Tanner tower, depict the historic context of health care innovation and progression in the 20th century. With plans for reuse of these contributing structures, exterior changes will be limited, yet modern interiors can evolve. Progress will continue to 2022.
The largest project will be the reuse of the Variety tower, along with the Alfiero and historic Tanner structure. An opportunity to carefully consider the Variety exterior appearance exists. Primarily intended for residential use, this will be the location for hospitality facilities. The modern Alfiero building presents an opportunity for a variety of uses, likely commercial in nature.