Downtown Apartments / Retail

AC Lofts

136 N Division St, Buffalo, NY

AC Lofts

Downtown Apartments / Retail

136 N Division St, Buffalo, NY

Though the building's original redevelopment was before the inception of Schneider Construction, the company has recently managed projects to refurbish the lounge, gym, and package room as well as convert what was originally a convenience store to a new bike storage room and maintenance office. 

Located in downtown Buffalo, the building was originally constructed from 1910–1911 for the Alling & Corey Paper Company. Vacant for close to a decade, Schneider Development purchased the 105,000 square foot building in 2009, and redeveloped it into student housing for the nearby Erie Community College.

Beginning in 2013, the property was repositioned into market rate apartments and has undergone substantial upgrades and modifications. The property features 91 apartments, a brand new fitness gym, on-site gated parking, with a recently updated lounge and brand-new bicycle storage room.

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the project was one of the first in New York State to utilize the newly created State Historic Tax Credits, in addition to the Federal Historic Tax Credit program. Many of the historic building's original components have been tastefully incorporated into the redevelopment and design, including the principal staircase, exposed concrete support columns and ceiling beams, and a section of a large spiral package chute displayed in the common area.

The New York State Energy Star-rated building boasts a high performance, state-of the-art heating and cooling system and a reflective roof that reduces air-conditioning costs in the summer, leading it to be recognized by NYSERDA in 2013, as one of the most energy efficient buildings in New York State.

Awards

Buffalo Business First, Brick-by-Brick Award

Building of the Year (2011)

NAIOP Upstate New York

Adaptive Reuse Award (2011)

Preservation Buffalo Niagara, Preservation Awards

Rehabilitation/Adaptive Reuse (2012)

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