With construction season in full swing, progress on the Ellicott Station development is more visible.
Crews have begun framing apartments in the four-story complex that is part of the $25 million project.
Besides the apartments, other buildings on the property -- a combination of the former Della Penna building and the Santy Tire location -- will include office space and a restaurant/brewery.
The four-story apartment building will contain 55 units, including 52 with balconies, and nine units meeting Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. There will be 37 garage parking spaces and 44 surface parking spaces, a laundry room, an elevator, a community room, bicycle storage, and an enclosed ADA playground.
The developer is Savarino Companies, a firm in Buffalo that specializes in rehabilitating brownfield properties and old industrial buildings.
The apartments are expected to house workforce residents with $30,000 to $40,000 in annual earnings.
Photo by Mike Pettinella.