Phoenix Brewery APARTMENTS

Buffalo, 2016

In 2014, Sinatra and Company Real Estate announced plans for a mixed-use redevelopment of the Phoenix Brewery. The building’s rebirth was to include 3,000 SF of commercial space and thirty-one unique, luxury loft apartments with exposed brick accents, tall ceilings, polished concrete floors and high-end finishes.  Containing 15 one-bedroom and 16 two-bedroom units ranging in size from 714 SF to 1,314 SF, each has a unique layout and several have second level loft areas. Carmina Wood Morris, DPC was retained by Sinatra & Co to design the structure’s reconstruction and restoration, securing Historic Preservation Tax Credits necessary to fund the project’s implementation. This is the first market-rate residential development within the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. In addition, Sinatra is donating ten percent of project profits to Say YES Buffalo, a community education collaborative aimed at increasing high school and post-secondary completion rates.

The twenty-one market-rate apartments all have commanding views of the city; those on the south offer views of the downtown skyline while those to the north look out across the burgeoning medical campus.  Outdoor patios on the roofs of both single story wings and another on the upper roof are available to all the building’s tenants.  These amenities, the unique apartment designs and the building’s prime location on the Medical Campus has led to full lease-up within a few weeks of opening. 

This project is a huge part of the momentum that is transforming Buffalo, another prime example of adaptive reuse benefitting the entire community. 

Winner of Buffalo Spree's "Best Preservation Project" 2016.

Winner of the Preservation League of New York State, Excellence in Historic Preservation Award 2017

Winner of the Buffalo Business First Brick x Brick Award, Best Historic Preservation 2017