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AC Lofts

Market Rate Housing - Adaptive Reuse Development

The vacant Alling and Cory paper warehouse, constructed in 1910, provided a unique opportunity for an adaptive reuse, housing development in Buffalo's downtown core. Schneider Development Services, LLC was committed to creating a 21st century apartment complex that not only satisfied the Department of the Interior's guidelines for historic preservation but also in developing a building that is environmentally responsible. Plans required the construction of a new stair tower located on the south face of the secondary elevation facing North Division St. New entrance landings and canopies were added to both the north and south elevations. Historic windows were reconstructed and new, vintage era, windows were installed. Today, tenants at AC Lofts can select from a wide variety of unit types and floor plan options and enjoy amenities such as; on site parking, state of the art security systems, fitness center, tenant lounge and community use spaces. The building is an Energy Star Rated Building and operates 35% more efficiently than required by New York State Code. In 2011 the project received an award for preservation excellence from Preservation Buffalo-Niagara and an excellence in development award from NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Developers Association).