Buffalo, NY (2005)

Ellicott Commons/Oak Street School


NMTC financing for Ellicott Commons/Oak Street School, a mixed-use project.


  • NMTC Amount: $7,228,482
  • Total Project Cost: $9,290,228


  • 108 FTE jobs
  • 65 construction jobs
  • 27,000 sq. ft. of real estate


Project Description

MIXED USE OFFICE RETAIL RESIDENTIAL project. Ellicott Commons and Oak Street School are located on nearby sites in downtown Buffalo, New York. Ellicott Commons is composed of several adjacent structures in a Main Street setting. One of the structures was preexisting and the others were new construction with historic design elements to blend in with the streetscape. The project contains 32 market-rate rental apartments and approximately 27,000 sq. ft. of commercial space.

Current and identified commercial tenants include an upscale neighborhood grocer, a copier/fax technology company, a voice-over-internet firm, and a collection agency. Oak Street School, a historically significant site previously used as a school, was redeveloped into 29 loft-style market-rate rental apartments and approximately 8,400 sq. ft. of commercial space.


Address: 461 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY 14202

Census Tract: 36029016500

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