October 3, 2018

Construction Watch: The Cooperage

Work is in full swing at the Cooperage complex on Illinois Street. Ellicott Development Company is converting the long-vacant E. & B. Holmes Machinery Company complex into a mix of commercial, residential and recreational space. CJS Architects designed the project.

Due to significant deterioration, Ellicott demolished all but the 10,000 sq.ft. Pattern Building, a two-story section at the southern end of the site. New additions are proposed being constructed around it. A three-story, 30,000 sq.ft. building is being constructed along Chicago Street, taking design cues from the Pattern Building. It will contain Resurgence Brewing Company and ten upper floors apartments. A distillery focused in barrel-aged spirits is also planned.

Central Rock Gym will occupy the portion of the complex to be constructed behind the Pattern Building. The 21,000 square foot facility will feature a climbing gym with 300 linear feet of bouldering walls (up to 45 feet in height), a dedicated kid’s climbing zone, and a work-out area with state of the art cardio machines: treadmills, ellipticals, spinners, rowers, step mills, and weight stations. Yoga and fitness classes will also be held at the facility.

A sports complex for M/ilesports, an adult recreational sports company, is being constructed adjacent to the Cooperage.  The 30,000 square foot facility will house a 110’ x 200’ enclosed field with protected viewing areas along with food service including beer and wine. In addition, two 40’ x 40’ outdoor volleyball courts will be constructed with a raised viewing platform overlooking the courts and the adjacent park.

Published by Buffalo Rising. 

Construction Watch: The Cooperage