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Construction Watch: White's Livery Apartments

Buffalo Rising


The iconic White's Livery in the Cottage District is shaping up.  Crews this week are hoisting roof trusses into place.  The historic property will house fourteen apartments when redevelopment work is complete in the fall.  Savarino Companies is teaming with West Side Neighborhood Housing Services, inc. on the $3.4 million project.

The circa-1889 structure was nearly completely leveled by the City after its historic walls started crumbling.  Neighborhood residents successfully lobbied the City to save the structure's front and rear facades and distinctive tower.  New apartments are being constructed within the remaining walls of the historic building.  savarino purchased the site for $1 in july 2008.

Due to project funding restrictions, the fourteen units must be rented at an affordable level.  These will not be low-income apartments, rents are determined by income levels in the immediate neighborhood.  One-bedroom units are expected to start at $500 and two-bedroom units at $700.  There will be income limits for potential tenants.

Twelve one-bedroom units with 699 to 929 sq.ft. of living space and a pair of two-bedroom units of 1,025 sq.ft. will be available.  The building will have handicapped accessible common space, an elevator, and handicapped adaptable apartments.  Twelve enclosed parking spaces will be provided on the ground floor along with laundry facilities.  Stieglitz Snyder Architecture is project architect.  Savarino Properties will manage the complex.



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