Big Reveal: The ELLI in Tonawanda

The region’s underutilized waterfront continues to draw developer interest.  The team planning an Old First Ward residential project on the Buffalo River has revealed designs for the six-story first phase of a riverfront project in Tonawanda.  Carubba & Company, J.B. Earl Company and Elev8 Architecture are proposing the development that fronts Ellicott Creek, south of the Tonawanda Canal.

The first phase, The ELLI, with 128 residential units and 8,000 sq.ft. of commercial space, is planned for a former industrial site at 20-40 Fillmore Avenue.

“It’s an existing light manufacturing site that is partially abandoned in the city’s downtown core,” says Michael Conroe, architect and founder of Elev8 Architecture. “We are transforming it into a mixed-use site that will bring the vibrancy and activity that was once only reserved for North Tonawanda on the other side of the canal to the City of Tonawanda.

A second phase includes a building on the south side of Ellicott Creek along Young Street north of an existing Walgreens. The new development is tied to public amenities recently completed or being constructed including transformation of a section of Young Street into a pedestrian mall and plaza and the Gateway Harbor and Overlook. The project is walking distance to a number of amenities in Tonawanda and North Tonawanda.


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