478 Main , which was historically home to the Hens & Kelly Department Store, is a vacant six-story brick and steel-frame building, located at the southwest corner of W. Mohawk Street and Main Street in Downtown Buffalo. The building was constructed from 1922-1925 and designed by architects Bley and Lyman.
We propose to renovate the interior of the building into a mix of uses. The first floor would include retail space, floors 2 through 4 would include commercial office space and 28 market-rate apartments would occupy floors 5 and 6 along with a portion of the 4-story penthouse structure that sits atop the 6-story structure. We are working in consultation with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) to restore the building’s exterior to its original form. This will include removal of the non-historic granite slipcover alteration to the 2nd floor and replacement with historically accurate window units, masonry restoration, and new storefront glazing on the ground floor.
We are excited to bring this vacant building back to life and believe that its adaptive reuse will add to the vibrancy and rebirth of Main Street in Downtown Buffalo.
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