Legacy Development is still working through the results of long-term neglect of a cluster of buildings east of the Theater District where it is planning an infill/redevelopment project.
In May 2020, Legacy purchased six properties located between Ellicott and Oak Streets north of Genesee Street from Bruce Adler for $2.7 million. Adler sat on the buildings for many years and under his watch 435 Ellicott Street was demolished in 2019 after a partial roof collapse.
In July 2021, the front façade of 324 North Oak Street collapsed and was demolished. Last year, Legacy received approval to demolish a one-story building at 334 N. Oak Street, a non-contributing structure within the Genesee Gateway Historic District.
Tomorrow, the developer will be heading to the Preservation Board to demolish the rear portions of the remaining three-story building located 334 N. Oak Street. According to Legacy, the building is in “very poor condition” with significant water damage and is seeking to demolish much of it, leaving the front façade and a warehouse structure. Legacy is proposing to construct one or more buildings on the site.
From the application:
The façade and 6’ return wall would remain to tie the new build into the existing façade. Bracing from the front of the building would be installed during demolition, while additional bracing would be added on the interior once it is safe to do so.
The Preservation Board meets at 3 p.m. tomorrow, City Hall Room 901.
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