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Project Name

Lafayette Group / West Buffalo Charter School

Address

113 Lafayette Avenue
Buffalo
New York
14213

Project Details

The developer intends to convert the former Lafayette Tower apartment building into the new home of the West Buffalo Charter School.  The initial phase of the project will include renovation of the first four floors (approximately 27,600 sq. ft.) into educational facilities for grades K-2, which will house 162 students.  The next phase will include the renovation of the fifth floor (approximately 6,900 sq. ft.) in order to accommodate the addition of another 110 students and the fourth grade.

This location meets the schools' desire for a facility on the West Side that can target the many new immigrants who continue to locate in this area of the City.  The facility will give children who speak English as a second language an education focused on improving communication skills.

The West Buffalo Charter School lease with Ellicott Development will contain an option to purchase the facility.  Ellicott Development originally purchased the property in 1988 and converted the former hospital into an apartment complex.  When the charter school was interested in utilizing the facility, the developer assisted all residents in finding other suitable housing options.

 

Status Details

7/16/2012 - Lease/leaseback Inducement Resolution