Public School 63


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March 2018
Photo credit: David Torke, fixBuffalo, John Straubinger, Buffalo Rising


91 Lisbon Avenue, Buffalo NY 14214
SBL: 79.71-2-1
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Livionia HDFC/CB-Emmanuel Realty, LLC

Physical Description

Three story brick 73,000 sq.ft. school

Current Condition

Undergoing renovation


Public School 63

Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • June 2016 - "Empire State Development has approved a $2 million grant to CB-Emmanuel Realty LLC that was considered crucial in the financing of its planned $16 million make over of the Minnesota Avenue former schoolhouse." Business First
    • Livionia HDFC/CB-Emmanuel Realty, LLC has received a $2,000,000 loan from the "Buffalo Billion" to create "Lisbon Commons", the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of vacant and National Register-eligible former School #63. The project will create approximately 45 mixed-income workforce rental apartments.
  • March 9, 2018 - The project is finished and the building is ready for occupancy. "Vacant for nearly a decade, the former Buffalo public school has been transformed by CB EMMANUEL into desirable housing units with easy access to public transportation. The Lofts, located at 91 Lisbon Avenue, include a mix of one-and two-bedroom loft-style units, including two two-floor units, and a small community room for tenants. There are also 59 parking spaces on the site."

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