888 Delaware Avenue
The owner’s business plan was to preserve the historic details of the property while converting the interior into stylish apartment units with modern finishes. They brought in C-PACE financing alongside historic tax credits to backfill a shortfall in senior lender proceeds. By utilizing C-PACE, many of the building systems were able to be modernized to energy efficient standards, including lighting, water heaters, and the HVAC system.
This historic property includes an existing two and three-story former school building along 1.53 acres of land at 888 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo, NY. The structure was most recently occupied by Oracle Charter school until 2018. The developer plans to convert the entire 73,855 sq.ft. building into 51 apartments. This will include a mix of furnished and unfurnished studios, one, and two-bedroom apartments.