New Neighbors --- Artspace
The project site, is the historic Sarabeth Building, 1219 Main Street, in what was once called Buffalo’s Midtown. The building is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, and the site contains additional property to accommodate new construction behind the existing building. On Nov. 15, Artspace signed a purchase agreement.
As now planned, the project will consist of 55 live/work units in two buildings: the Sarabeth Building and a new structure behind it. There will be 30 live/work spaces in the Sarabeth Building and 25 in the new structure, ranging in size from 800-square-foot efficiencies to 1,700-square-foot three-bedroom units. In addition, 13,000 square feet of commercial space on the street level of the Sarabeth Building will provide offices and other space for arts organizations and arts-related businesses. The area between the two buildings will be used as a common space where residents can plant, work, and perform. Residents will have easy access to the Main Street Transit line, Buffalo’s only subway line, which runs directly in front of the building; the nearest station is one block away.
Check them out here and get their updates, too. You can view a slide show of ArtSpace projects around the country, too.
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