Company to turn eyesore into apts, retail space

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The boards are about to come off a stretch of buildings that thousands of people drive by every day.

Schneider Development purchased 285 to 295 Niagara Street, which is right off the 190, and plans to turn the eyesore into retail space and up to 40 apartments with a rooftop deck.

The buildings date back to 1848 and they’re on the National Register of Historic Places. Construction is expected to start late this summer.

The new apartments should be move-in ready by the summer of 2015. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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