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Elmwood-Forest Properties

  At Risk      High Risk      Demolition By Neglect  


Page added 2014-05-23

Notice by property owner, 9-7-2016

Rendering of proposed development, April 2016

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1095 Elmwood Avenue
1101 Elmwood Avenue
1101 Elmwood Avenue
1105 Elmwood Avenue
1105 Elmwood Avenue
1109 Elmwood Avenue
1109 Elmwood Avenue
1111 Elmwood Avenue
1111 Elmwood Avenue
1113 Elmwood Avenue
1113 Elmwood Avenue
1115 Elmwood Avenue
1115 Elmwood Avenue
1119 Elmwood Avenue
1119 Elmwood Avenue
1121 Elmwood Avenue
1121 Elmwood Avenue
605 Forest Avenue
605 ForestAvenue
607 Forest Avenue
607 Forest Avenue

Location

Eleven adjacent properties on the southeast corner of Elmwood Avenue and Forest Avenue, acquired by Chason Affinity Companies in anticipation of demolishing them and building a hotel:

Delaware Council District
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Owner

Affinity Elmwood Gateway Properties LLC (Chason Affinity Companies).
607 Forest, 1109, 1111, 1113, 1115, 1119 and 1121 Elmwood were purchased by Chason from Hans Mobius for $1.1 million. 605 Forest was purchased from Pano Georgiadis for $260,000, 1105 Elmwood from Jennifer S. Flynn for $200,000, 1101 Elmwood from Patrick M. Coleman for $200,000 and 1095 Elmwood from Horizon Buffalo Portfolio II LLC for $300,000. Total reported cost: $2,060,000.

Physical Description

Current Condition

  • Partially occupied residential and commercial rental buildings.

History

  • 2008-2009: Eleven properties were acquired by Chason Affinity Companies in anticipation of demolishing them and building a hotel.

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 2016-09-07: Owner Chason Affinity has posted a sign stating: "An application for site plan approval has been submitted by Affinity Elmwood Gateway Properties LLC to Permit a mixed use building with condominimums and retail space at 1091-1121 Elmwood Avenue and 605 & 607 Forest Avenue; application will also be submitted for area variances, rezoning of 605 and 607 Forest and restricted use permit demolition. For further information contact the City of Buffalo; Dial 311/Refer to File No. GC16-9421384."
  • Chason Affinity has submitted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to the City of Buffalo Planning Board
  • The Planning Board will decide at its regular meeting on November 7, 2016 on whether to accept the DEIS and whether and when to hold public hearings.
  • The DEIS may be viewed or downloaded at this link (786kb PDF).
  • December 2016: The NYS Office of Historic Preservation (SHPO) sent a letter to the City of Buffalo Planning Board. Excerpts: "The project involves the demolition of eleven contributing buildings to the National Register listed Elmwood Historic District (East). Additionally, the large condominium building, which is proposed to take the place of the contributing properties, will be visible from the National Historic Landmark Buffalo State Hospital and the National Register listed Elmwood Historic District (West). We recommend that these impacts to important historic resources be considered in your review. This would include finding another site for the project. Another possibility is for the developer to change the project considerably and incorporate the historic buildings into the project. Please be aware that if this project will involve state or federal permits, funding or licenses it may be subject to a review by those agencies and this office for impacts to historic and archaeological resources under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act or Section 14.09 of NYS Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation Law."

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Added 2014-05-23 • Last changed 2016-12-08