Canterbury Woods

TM Montante

The look of Buffalo's Gates Circle has changed drastically, as the new Canterbury Woods senior housing rises on the site of the old Millard Fillmore Hospital. An even larger project is now starting on the site.

Pantano & Associates

Construction may have started on the first building on Buffalo's Gates Circle, where Millard Fillmore Hospital used to loom over traffic, but there are a lot of unresolved issues.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Where the Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital's tower once stood, work crews are now preparing to erect a senior apartment building. Officials with Canterbury Woods joined elected leaders to mark the formal commencement of  construction.

Mike Desmond/wbfo news

While the planned Green Code is supposed to do away with special zoning districts, City Hall is in the midst of starting a new one. This zoning district would be the site of the former Millard Fillmore Hospital on Gates Circle.

Now that the fight over the Canterbury Woods senior housing on Gates Circle appears to be resolved, the possibility of other fights revolve around other buildings on the former Millard Fillmore Hospital land.

The demand for downtown housing appears to be boosting the East Side. "I think what we are finally starting to see is what I call ‘economic development by osmosis’ work its way down Broadway, down William," said Jim Fink of Business First during his monthly appearance on WBFO's Press Pass.

render courtesy of Phil Pantano

After months of infighting and a series of often-contentious public meetings, the city Planning Board Monday approved construction of the Canterbury Woods senior housing project on Gates Circle.

Mike Desmond/wbfo news

The design may have changed again but the opposition hasn't and that's creating problems for the planned Canterbury Woods project at Gates Circle.

Mike Desmond/wbfo news

The long process to start building on the old Millard Fillmore Hospital site on Gates Circle heated up at Monday's Planning Board meeting. Many voiced their opposition to the proposed Canterbury Woods senior complex.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Monday night’s meeting of the Planning Board offered an opportunity for presentation and public comment on developments that could influence new hotspots for living in the City of Buffalo, as well as parking that will be much needed in the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. As far as the latest development on the Canterbury Woods senior citizens residence project goes, a public update is still in the works.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Now that the former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle hospital is a pile of rubble, project planners are moving forward with plans for the first piece of redevelopment on the property. On Tuesday morning, members of the Buffalo Planning Board were shown a design for a proposed future Canterbury Woods senior housing building.

WBFO News file photo

The implosion of the old Millard Fillmore Hospital on Saturday cleared the way for the giant re-development of the site. A major piece is the new Canterbury Woods facility.

Rendering courtesy of TM Montante

While details are still in flux, T.M. Montante is moving forward with its $63 million development of the old Millard Fillmore Hospital site on Gates Circle. The public was invited to talk about it Monday night at the Burchfield Penney Art Gallery.

Plans unveiled Monday show much of the former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital being replaced with a new mixed-use, senior housing development.