One of the largest adaptive reuse projects in the city is welcoming its first residential tenants. The Frizlen Group and BRD Construction are transforming the former Barcalo Manufacturing Company complex at 225 Louisiana Street where the famous ‘Barcalounger’ recliners were manufactured into residential and commercial space.
As Buffalo enters a new era, there is strong demand for quality apartment homes in downtown Buffalo. The development team behind Barcalo Living & Commerce has elegantly crafted 116 well-appointed loft apartment homes and added multiple retailers into one lifestyle destination.
The one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes are full of unique character synonymous to historic Buffalo buildings such as exposed brick, oversized windows, wooden beams, original hardwood flooring and extremely tall ceilings. Prices range from $1,015 for a one-bedroom unit to $3,570 for three-bedroom, two bath unit with 1,683 sq.ft of living space and a private patio.
“Some of our residents have decided to sell their homes and live a maintenance-free lifestyle while not sacrificing space since we have residences as large at 1,683 square feet,” said Scott Krajeski of Symphony Property Management which is overseeing residential leasing for the project.
Part of the uniqueness and appeal for this transformative redevelopment is the fact that there are 49 distinctly different floor plans to choose from. The complex is located within steps of the growing burgeoning Ohio Street corridor and Buffalo’s Beer District.
“While most of the recent adaptive reuse projects in the city house a smaller number of apartments, what differentiates Barcalo Living from other residential buildings is the fact that we are a controlled access community with density,” says Krajeski.
Residents have access to indoor, temperature-controlled parking and private outdoor spaces large enough to accommodate seating. Tenants also have a vibrant resident lounge to enjoy, a common space that is more important than ever for those people looking for a communal alternative to going into an office or simply a warm and inviting space to enjoy with friends and family.
What makes the Barcalo experience truly exceptional is the fact that residents and the public are invited to enjoy the Barcalo Living & Commerce European-inspired interior pedestrian experience with boutique retailers offering everything from a frosty beverage to a relaxing massage.
Retailers have committed to making Barcalo Living a true destination, lifestyle building with Frequentem Brewing Co., Oak & Iron Salon and Tattoo, Pace Running Club and Buffalo Cryo & Ethereal Beauty Aesthetics & Recovery all expected to open within the next several weeks.
The linear alleyway that will be beaming with activity as the home of Buffalo Contemporary Gallery (BCG), bringing a tremendous sense of community and creativity. This is a collaborative project between Dôme Art Advisory and Resource Art. Residents and visitors will find over 50 works of art from 25 different artists. The artist’s are all based in the area or have a close connection to the region.
Adds Krajeski, “Response to this unique redevelopment has been fantastic; 30 percent of the apartments are already occupied despite opening just one week ago.”
Get Connected: Andrew Hilfiker, Symphony Property Management, 716.995.7423