Dec 13, 2013 Posted by WCPerspective
Ellicott Development remains on a tear. Representatives for the busy development company will be seeking City Planning Board approval on Tuesday to convert 173 Elm Street into first floor commercial office space and five upper floor apartments. Ellicott Development purchased the vacant four-story building from Bear Den Properties LLC in June for $325,000.
Prior to purchase by Bear Den Properties in 2008, the 13,824 sq.ft. building had been owned by Mudpies Children’s Museum. 173 Elm was the long-time home of the Erie Canal-era Jansen Bros. Harness Shop.
A number of new developments are planned or underway along Elm Street including the rehab of the Gutman Building at S. Division and Elm by Roger Trettel, Jake Schneider’s Apartments at the Hub under construction on Swan Street, the upcoming renovation of the E.M. Hager and Sons Co. building at 141 Elm by TM Montate Development, and the new Catholic Health administrative center at Elm and Genesee streets being built by Uniland Development.