Close to everything, worlds apart.
Built in 1928, 257 Lafayette Center is a conversion of a historic school building into a mixed-use center & is a first in green design and city living in Buffalo. 257 Lafayette Center features loft living, an early childhood & daycare center, and professional incubator offices. The building is a state-of-the-art residential complex featuring:
- 20 luxury loft apartments;
- ADA accessible ground floor featuring a 5000-square-foot professional incubator office space and The Rose Garden Early Childhood Center.
Environmental benefits of 257 Lafayette:
- Photovoltaic solar panel system to provide approximately 33% of the building’s electrical demand;
- Energy Star rated building: 25% increase of energy performance above building code requirements;
- Highly efficient radiant heating system;
- Highly efficient electrical fixtures & Energy Star rated appliances;
- Insulated building envelope and window restoration;
- Recycling of construction waste material: 50% diversion from landfill;
- Reuse and restoration of historic windows, doors, hardware, etc.;
- Low-emitting construction materials for enhanced indoor air quality;
- Daylight harvesting;
- Rainwater collection and bio-retention System, to collect and purify parking lot runoff water to irrigate native plant rain garden;
- Household waste recycling center in basement.
257 Lafayette Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14213
The re-emerging West Side of Buffalo, at Grant & Lafayette, is in the heart of a revitalizing neighborhood. This enclave centered at Grant Street and Lafayette Avenue is fast becoming one of the most exciting neighborhoods in Buffalo. Only a few blocks west of the thriving Elmwood Village, it is drawing on a diverse population driven by the area’s tradition as a landing spot for new immigrants, groups from Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Asia complement existing Italian, German, Puerto Rican, and Irish communities to provide extraordinary cultural and ethnic richness.
Nowhere else in Buffalo will you find the same mix of traditional and ethnic-based shops, restaurants and services. Within walking distance are long-standing and new retail establishments providing life’s necessities and then some. The commercial district is expanding rapidly and includes an iconic coffee shop, popular fresh fruit and vegetable vendors, a Halal butcher with middle eastern specialties, clothing and jewelry shops, hardware and flooring dealers, a charming flower shop, gallery spaces, restaurants, and much more. In short, this is a place where those who love city living will feel at home.
But what really makes the district work is a community commitment to high quality urban life. Strong block clubs and revitalization organizations welcome newcomers and work together to ensure that the district reflects our core values of safety, opportunity, and diversity.