St. Margaretís Elementary School


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September 2016

April 2018

PRS, Frits Abell, David Steele


1391 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14216
SBL: 78.73-3-1.1
Delaware Council District
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Iskalo Development per November 2014 renovation plans
ST MARGARETS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH per City of Buffalo Property Information
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Physical Description

Three story 30,000 sq.ft. brick building, on a corner parcel

Current Condition

  • Undergoing renovation


  • 1917 - Built as St. Margaret's church
  • 1957 - Current church was constructed next door, converting original building into a school
  • 1967 - School building received an addition fronting Hertel
  • 1980s - Elementary school (pre-K through 8) had peak enrollment of 600 students

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 2012 - School closed with an enrollment below 100 students.
  • 2013 - Iskalo Development has the school building under contract
  • November 2014 - Iskalo Development announces $5.4 million plan to convert the former school into 23 market-rate apartments and nearly 2,000 sq.ft. of commercial space.
  • December 4, 2014 - Iskalo will be meeting with the ECIDA's policy committee to review the project. The ECIDA board votes on the project Dec. 17.
  • November 30, 2015 - The Buffalo Planning Board accepted an environmental impact statement related to the project.
  • December 14, 2015 - 'Pending a final sign off from the Buffalo Planning Board, which is expected during its Dec. 14 meeting, work could begin this winter.' Business First

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