301 Ohio Street

Located along the Buffalo River and set among the historic context of Buffalo’s iconic grain elevators, the 301 Ohio Street project is the first of a multi-phase development on the re-established Ohio Street Parkway.

It is a five-story, 50,000sf mixed-use building with retail and office spaces and twenty-one one- and two-person apartment units - providing commercial and residential vitality that will draw people to the long-neglected river’s edge.

In coordination with the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, the building is set back from the Ohio Street Parkway and close to the Buffalo River - sited to maximize views down the waterway and to encourage accessibility of the water’s edge. A new small boat dock (with an associated pedestrian walkway) will be built along the edge of the waterway to encourage access to the site from the river and through the site from adjacent public parks. A sand-filled area north of the building will be dedicated as an “urban beach” to accommodate warm-weather related activities such as sunbathing and volleyball.

The building’s massing is designed and articulated to complement the historic concrete structures across the Buffalo River. Recessed areas on the façades break down the scale of the overall massing, provide opportunities for tenant balconies, and create proportions that reference the historic grain elevators. To further emphasize this character, the structure is clad with a palette of materials and cladding systems that allude to the surrounding context; a fiber cement rain-screen system, corrugated galvanized sheet metal siding, profiled weathered steel panels and cumaru board siding all contribute to adding variety and warmth to the façades while “softening” the scale of the building.


Ellicott Development Buffalo, NY 2016
  $10,000,000 50,000 sqft. Mixed Use
  New Construction Riverfront
Awards Commercial Real Estate Award in Mixed Use NAIOP Upstate NY 2017
News Buffalo CycleBoats adds a second pedal craft – 301 Ohio Street is the newest party destination June 21, 2018
Construction Watch: 301 Ohio Street June 23, 2016
Progress is being made at our 301 Ohio Street project May 31, 2016