Big Reveal: 138-142 Seneca Street

Three long-vacant Seneca Street buildings have a mixed-use future.  David Robida’s DRGK Properties LLC is seeking Preservation Board approval on renovation plans for 138-142 Seneca Street. 136 Seneca, a third building at the western end of the commercial block, is not included in the plan. Robida purchased the properties from James T. Sandoro.

From the Application:

136 – 140 Seneca Street are a commercial block constructed between 1865 – ca. 1875. The brick, Italianate buildings comprise a small, potential historic district as a rare surviving example of commercial buildings in the neighborhood along Seneca Street. 140 Seneca Street is a local landmark property. 138 Seneca Street was constructed ca. 1878, while 136 and 140 were constructed in 1865. The proposed project is to rehabilitate 138 & 140 Seneca Street as commercial storefronts on the first floor, and apartments on the upper floor. This project is pursuing historic rehabilitation tax credits.

Sixteen parking spaces and a 3,703 sq.ft. addition are proposed at the rear of the buildings:

A story will be added to the three-story portion to the south and a new four-story structure will be constructed in the court space to the south. The new construction will be clad in a metal panel system. The color will be sandstone.

Schenne & Associates is working on the renovation plans. A residential unit count was not provided.

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