Ellicott Development has submitted renovation plans for 284 Plymouth Avenue to the City for review. Stitch Buffalo will occupy the first floor of the building and Ellicott Development is planning six apartments on the second level. Stitch will be expanding and relocating from its current location on Niagara Street. TRM Architects prepared the plans for the renovation work.
From the Application:
We are seeking permission to renovate the first floor of the building for Stitch Buffalo. Stitch Buffalo is a non-profit textile art center committed to empowering refugee and immigrant women through the sale of their handcrafted goods, inspiring creativity and inclusion through community education, and stewarding the environment through the reuse of textile supplies. Stitch Buffalo’s Artisan Industrial operation classification requires a special-use permit under the City of Buffalo’s Green Code.
Stitch Buffalo has signed a 15-year lease for the space. The new location will provide three times the amount of space that what the organization has access to currently. That growth will allow Stitch Buffalo to build capacity in the Refugee Women’s Workshop, offer more Community Classes, and expand their Second Stitch sustainability program.