At Home in Silo City: Developer Plans Apartments

"After we have approval we're going to move very quickly"

WBEN Newsroom
December 02, 2019 - 7:41 pm
Silo City

Silo City Exterior/Generation Development


Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - A Florida developer is on track to begin construction on a new residential and mixed use property in Silo City along the Buffalo River.  Generation Development was before the Buffalo Planning Board Monday and the panel was enthusiastic about the project which was tabled pending some development details to be worked out with the city's Department of Public Works.

The project, which would include about 160 apartment units and parking for nearly 200 vehicles, could get underway in the third quarter of 2020 according to the developer.

Marvin Wilmoth, Principle Partner with Generation, tells WBEN the project will include public access and potential businesses on the first floor of the renovated American

Marvin Wilmoth - Generation Development
Malthouse building which is netsled amidst the towering silos along the river. 

"After we have approval were going to move very quickly", said Wilmoth after leaving the formal presentation before the planning board.  "We'll probably start opening the first units in the summer of 2021", added Wilmoth.

Who will live in Silo City and is there a demand?  The developers say the space will be creative in nature and that there is enough demand to fill the Malthouse development and even more that is planned in the future.  Wilmoth says, "We've seen that there is exceptional demand for this type of development here in Buffalo." 

The estimated $70 million project will include apartments as well as working loft spaces for artists and creatives to practice their trade.

"It looks good, I think the project will go through the next time we meet", said Planning Board Chairman James Morrell.


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