In May 2017 SAA | EVI completed the redevelopment of the former Public School 59 site located in Erie County at 769 Best Street, Buffalo, NY 14211 into Parkview Apartments. The Parkview Apartments redevelopment consists of a 26 unit affordable housing multi-family property targeted towards tenants earning at or below 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI). With six (6) of the units set-aside for tenants earning at or below 30% AMI, while the remaining twenty (20) serve tenants at or below 60% AMI.
The building was erected in 1901 and served, for many years, as Public School 59. In keeping with the historic nature of the building, SAA | EVI substantially renovated the building into a 4 story, 36,031 square foot (sft) multi-family affordable housing property, consisting of 26 units (approximately 26,011 of residential sft.), a community room, laundry facility, and an elevator retrofitted to the exterior of the building. The site will also contain 27 surface parking lot spaces. The property is located across the street from the resurgent Martin Luther King Jr. Park, which was originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, a renowned landscape architect, who the National Park Service credits as the founder of American landscape architecture and the nation’s foremost park maker.