A North Buffalo landmark may soon be turned from a closed library to a small apartment building, depending on a decision from the city's Zoning Board of Appeals.
CSS Construction has a deal with the Office of Strategic Planning to buy the former Fairfield Branch Library if a zoning variance to allow building six parking spaces goes through.
CSS President David Pawlik says the project needs those parking spaces to allow the five apartments and office space project to work.
He says the building needs some major reconstruction, inside and out.
Pawlik says the plan is to start building in August and do the outside work before winter.
"We want to stabilize everything from the outside to make it as attractive as possible. get the parking lot in. Put our new windows in," Pawlik said.
"And then, in the winter months, hunker down on the interior." Pawlik says the goal is to have the apartments in the $900,000 project ready to be occupied in early spring.
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