Public School 56


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722 Delavan Avenue, Buffalo NY 14222
Delaware Council District
SBL Number: 89.70-2-21
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City of Buffalo, Board of Education

Physical Description

Three-story red brick school building. 55,480 square feet.

Current Condition

Vacant and secure.


Built in 1909

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • 2014 - Offered for sale by the City of Buffalo.
  • September 9, 2014 - Common Council Community Development Committee to discuss Ellicott Development proposal for purchase. Per Buffalo Rising, the process for proposal review may not have been made public until another interested developer found out that a meeting was already scheduled.
  • 2014 - Ellicott won the ownership rights to the building following an RFP process Buffalo issued.
  • July 2015 - Ellicott Development is seeking approval for a $5.5 million joint venture with Sinatra & Co. to renovate the vacant former School into 33 market-rate apartments and some limited office space. Silvestri Architects has been retained for the project. Business First

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Added 2014-06-24 • Last changed 2015-07-11