201 Ellicott Street

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When downtown Buffalo was at its lowest, parking wasn't a problem. Now, with development and the Green Code not having mandatory parking requirements, the challenges are increasing.

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The redevelopment of a city-owned parking lot into a downtown supermarket and mixed use space is in a potentially lengthy design phase. City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown seems satisfied with its current progress.

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A downtown parking lot is being turned into a sizeable mixed-use complex that will include 200 housing units and a Tops market.

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Ciminelli Real Estate has agreed to be the City of Buffalo's "designated developer" for the 201 Ellicott Street project. The site, across from the Hotel Lafayette, has been a city-owned parking lot for decades.

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Mayor Byron Brown said the city has received three proposals for a new grocery store at 201 Ellicott Street on a site that is currently a parking lot.

Residential space in downtown Buffalo remains a hot commodity. Will that trend transfer into demand for a downtown grocery store? On WBFO's Press Pass, Jim Fink of Business First says city officials will get an indication Wednesday, the deadline for proposals to develop the property at 201 Ellicott Street.