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a view from recently demolished 669 Genesee Street

About Artspace...

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.
Artspace - 1219 Main Street artspacebuffalo00020zx
Artspace in November selected the Buffalo firm of Hamilton, Houston and Lownie (HHL) Architects in collaboration with Architects Alliance (aA) of Toronto. HHL has an outstanding reputation in the area of historic restoration, while aA specializes in new construction. We believe this will be an ideal team to help us design and build a facility that will work for your needs.

When you start thinking about the project imagine the area of Buffalo's east-side that it impacts....a few short blocks away near Ferry and Main we'll have permanent home of Performing Arts High School, re-locating very soon. Combined with the dynamic offerings of Canisius College just to the north and connected by our subway (who said it doesn't go anywhere) and just a few short blocks away, WNY's first black cultural organization, the African American Cultural Center and Paul Robeson Theatre. Of course just around the corner is the recently refurbished Apollo Theatre and the brand new Erie County Public Library - designed by Robert Trayham Coles.

Not bad for an emerging arts and educational neighborhood on the City's's the map.

For additional information...and pics you won't see anywhere else....
Artspace ArchiveAnnals of NeglectBAVPAWhere is Perrysburg?Broken Promises...
Writing the CityWoodlawn Row HousesTour dé Neglect - 2006

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