100 Wood Avenue


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April 2017
Photo credit: Mark Paradowski


100 Wood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14211
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Lovejoy Council District.
SBL: 101.65-8-12
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Mark Paradowski February 2016
Previously City of Buffalo

Physical Description

2 story, 2 family residential house with detached garage

Current Condition

Undergoing renovation.
Interior had been stripped of mechanicals by thieves prior to completion of board-up (2008-2014).


  • Built 1910
  • Continuously occupied for 98 years
  • One owner from 1962 to 1995
  • Five owners listed between 2000 and 2006
  • Abandoned for 3 years of Citibank ownership and 3 years of City ownership

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 2008 - Likely the last year it was occupied
  • 2011 - First appearance at tax auction
  • October 2012 - "Struck to City" on only its second appearance at auction
  • April 30, 2014 - Demolition request by Real Estate Department submitted to the Preservation Board 4/30/2014, addressed 5/8/2014.
    • Tabled: " To allow people in the community who are interested in purchasing and rehabbing some of the properties scheduled for demolition an opportunity to work with the Director of Real Estate."
  • May 2014 - 'Request to Acquire' paperwork with financials submitted by potential buyer Mark Paradowski - walk-thru and rehab plan required to continue.
  • July 3, 2014 - Real Estate schedules walk-thru time for property, but the City doesn't appear on site to open the building.
  • July 30, 2014 - Real Estate schedules walk-thru time for property, but the City doesn't appear on site to open the building.
  • October 3, 2014 - Real Estate schedules afternoon walk-thru time for property, but a demolition crew is sent by the City that morning instead.
    • Asbestos remediation on site prevents afternoon entry for inspection
  • October 7, 2014 - Inspections department states that state demolition funds ($10,700.00) have been allocated and the process cannot be stopped regardless of buyer interest
  • October 9, 2014 - Councilman Fontana requested a temporarily hold on the demolition and personally led a walk-thru of the property. He also sent a clean up crew to clear the backyard and driveway of any debris for the sake of the neighbors.
  • October 15, 2014 - Potential buyer submits a formal offer on the house, along with an estimated repair plan.
  • June 2015 - Potential buyer pays for City-ordered appraisal from their approved list of companies. The appraisal states that October offer exceeded the actual worth of the house.
  • July 9, 2015 - Appraisal of house is formally approved. City now requires documentation of financing for all potential costs of the entire house renovation.
  • August 2015 - Term sheet is signed.
  • September 2015 - Purchase Offer and Indemnity Agreement are sent.
  • October 2015 - Buyer makes a down-payment on the house.
  • February 3, 2016 - Closing date for purchase from the City. Purchased by Mark Paradowski, who has plans for a renovation to begin in the spring.
  • August 2016 - Foundation repairs made
  • October 2016 - New electrical service installed
  • April 2017 - New tear-off roof and gutters installed

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