Surface parking reborn as affordable apartments, fresh food and public art
- Ciminelli Real Estate
- Buffalo, New York, United States
- 220,000 square feet
- Completed 2021
A truly transformative project built in downtown Buffalo on the eastern edge of its urban core, 201 Ellicott replaces a former parking lot with dynamic mixed-use affordable housing and a fresh food grocery. Purposely designed as a “mobility hub,” the space encourages people to walk, bike, take public transit, carshare or any other form of eco-friendly transportation.
The trifecta of a mobility hub, fresh food market and affordable housing are each needed assets in the City of Buffalo. The design integrates these resources into the community to catalyze positive impact immediately and for future generations. Thanks to the Albright-Knox’s Public Art Initiative, the development also includes a stunning mural painted by Josef Kristofoletti.
We had hoped to do something special that would create a destination in our city, that would have affordable housing. We wanted to bring a market to the city. We knew that was a priority of downtown residents, in the core of downtown and on the East Side and the West Side. We couldn’t be more pleased.Byron W. Brown Buffalo Mayor
You look at a project like this, and it really feels like we moved the needle in the community and really developed what we would consider to be a legacy project, not just for our company but for the community.Paul Ciminelli Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation CEO