Demolition continues to make way for Ellicott Station development
The former Santy's Tires building on Ellicott Street, which along with the former Soccio & Della Penna building, is part of a redevelopment effort downtown known as Ellicott Station, is nearly gone as construction on the $22 million project continues.
The brownfield redevelopment site has been vacant for many years and has been a challenge to redevelop because of environmental contamination. Grants and tax abatements, about 15 percent of the project's funding, help offset the cost of environmental clean-up.
Savarino Companies of Buffalo is the project developer. It will include 55 apartments, office space, and a restaurant.