Newsletter .16



PROJECT IN PROGRESS: Elmwood Forest Gateway

Our team has been working tirelessly on this new development in the Elmwood Village. Our approach to this project is to make it look to the pedestrian like a three-story building, and not a five-story building, by setting the top two floors back from the street and incorporating quality materials, classic architectural detailing, sufficient parking, green space, and environmental sustainability. The current plan is to create 57 high-end townhouse condominiums with ground floor retail and parking hidden from view on the southeast block of Elmwood Ave, south of Forest Ave.

CONSTRUCTION WATCH: Hyatt Place at 310 Rainbow Boulevard

From rendering to real life - the Hyatt Place at 310 Rainbow Boulevard in Niagara Falls has had its ground breaking ceremony and is now under construction! 

OUR FACES: Meet The CWM Team!

Jessica Muehlbauer, Interiors

Favorite Hobby: Gardening & Kayaking

Who is your hero or person of influence? Bobby Kennedy

What do you listen to at your desk? Indie

Who would you most like to have dinner with? Jon Stewart


Progress on the corner of Genesee Street continues as paint was removed from the facade of 9 Gen., finishing up the renovation of the circa-1845 structure!


Happy Birthday to Bob Kroon [Financial Director], Joe Dorobiala [Architecture], Shari Servillon [Architecture], and Lee Schlatterer [Senior Designer, Interiors]!

COMING SOON: Restaurant To Join Crescendo Lofts

Work on 1502 Niagara continues, with plans for a 5,000SF restaurant owned and operated by Chef Martin Danilowicz, dubbed "Roost" to open by September! Formerly the Bison Storage Building box factory, 1502 Niagara Street is being developed into 41 one and two bedroom loft apartments known as 'The Crescendo'.

NOW LEASING: The Phoenix Brewery

Don't miss out on your chance to be a part of Downtown Buffalo's resurgence! The Phoenix Brewery Lofts are now leasing; schedule a tour to appreciate this new standard in adaptive reuse, with solid surface flooring, exposed bricks, and historic details!


Thanks again for taking a moment to catch up with all things CWM! We hope you learned something new and can go out and spread the BUFFALOVE!

Project Groundbreaking: Hyatt Place NF


Today we celebrated the groundbreaking of Hamister Group INC.'s $35 Million, 128-room six-story Hyatt Place Hotel in Niagara Falls, NY! The building will include 14,500SF of meeting and banquet space with 7,000SF of retail space and a rooftop patio. In total, this 111,000SF building will be one of the largest non-casino developments Niagara Falls has seen in recent years. Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined developer Mark Hamister to praise the obstacles we've overcome to bring this hotel that will only encourage more resurgence of Niagara Falls. The Buffalo News has more details from the ceremony. 

Catching Up With CWM


There's so much happening in our offices lately we thought we'd help you catch up on some of the latest projects in progress! 

1. Construction is underway at Salvatore's new hotel, The Delavan! This 60-room boutique hotel will be adjoined to Salvatore's Italian Gardens. The $8.5 million project adds a 4-story, 44,000SF structure that will include elegantly appointed, luxury style suites, with a fitness center and full-scale spa run by Capello's.

Photo courtesy of  Salvatore's Facebook 

Photo courtesy of Salvatore's Facebook 

2. We're partnering with Hamister Group Inc. and R&P Oak Hill Development once again to bring a 128-room Hyatt Place Hotel to 310 Rainbow in Niagara Falls. The City of Niagara Falls issued the building permit on June 24th, and will include 14,500SF of meeting and banquet space with 7,000SF of retail space. 

Hyatt Place Rendering

Hyatt Place Rendering

918 Main Street Exterior

918 Main Street Exterior

3. New windows have been installed at 918 Main Street (The Bosche Building), satisfying the Department of Interior Standards for rehabilitation for historical accuracy. Partner Steve Carmina told Buffalo Rising: "The facade restoration and window designs match to [the] oldest photo we have of the Bosche which happens to have been taken at the time of the building's dedication. Which means what you see being installed has been vetted by my firm, SHPO, and the department of the Interior."

4. Work continues at Sinatra & Co's Phoenix Brewery Building at 835 Washington Street, which will become 30 apartments and 3,000SF commercial space. Partner Jon Morris spoke to Buffalo Rising about the details on the units, including the "access to common roof terraces on the second floor, the north side of the building facing the medical campus, and the third floor roof with panoramic views in all directions."

Photo from the recent Hard Hat Tour given by Preservation Buffalo Niagara

Photo from the recent Hard Hat Tour given by Preservation Buffalo Niagara


5. Construction is progressing at the former Moore Business Forms site into a Courtyard by Marriott hotel, which is planned to open on Valentine's Day next year. We're completing the Interiors work for the Patel's on this project, and the building will feature many of the original elements of the previous tenants. 

That concludes this session of "Catching Up With CWM"! If you want to keep in touch sign up for our monthly newsletter using the form on the left, and don't forget to follow us on social media!