Originally published by The Buffalo News on May 8, 2017
By: Mark Sommer
The plan by TM Montante Development and Morgan Communities of Rochester is part of the reuse of the former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital.
The two developers have teamed up to create what they’re calling Lancaster Square, with the building at the northeast corner of Delaware and Lancaster avenues. It will feature a combination of modern homes, neighborhood retail and commercial office space.
“We’re thrilled to get the approval today from the Planning Board,” said Christian Campos, president of TM Montante. “It’s our goal to start construction this summer, and be completed in the summer of 2018.”
The $13 million project will include 45 single and studio apartments, with 15 two-bedroom units. Rents will range from $900 to $2,000. An existing 1970s parking ramp will need to be rehabilitated before it’s usable. Site preparation, including remediation, demolition and installation of infrastructure, totaled $14 million.
This marks the third project on the site. Canterbury Woods is also constructing a six-story urban facility at 3 Gates Circle with 53 independent-living and five-assisted-living units. People Inc. is planning to build a 37-unit senior housing unit at 637 Linwood Ave.