LOADS OF LOVE
Loads of Love will be located between the commercial and transportation corridors of Main Street and Jefferson Avenue, we believe this project can be an initial step and catalyst to restoring Michigan Avenue as a major mixed-use thoroughfare in the City of Buffalo, as it was historically.
The building contains both commercial and residential space, specifically an eco-friendly sustainably focused laundromat with built-in café and 6 high quality apartments units. The vision of this project is to provide quality affordable housing, in a medium density format, with ample living space, including storage and private outdoor balconies. Additionally, the project will feature a shared outdoor gazebo and community garden space for educational and community uses.
The environmentally sustainable laundromat to the area will meet a clearly identified need for existing neighborhood residents, while the overall project will provide a vital source of reinvestment and create momentum for further revitalization efforts.
- Walkable accessibility for residents in the community.
- Enhancing the richness of the African American Heritage Corridor.
- Providing an innovative change to the laundry industry by using solar efficiencies, eco-friendly building products, and other natural resource components.
102 Riley, 59 Laurel, 61 Laurel Street will be developed in a single-phase approach that sees both parcels combined into a single lot. Construction completion is anticipated by September of 2023 and project stabilization.
The laundromat which will anchor the development is envisioned to utilize solar energy, eco-friendly building products, gray water filtration, and stormwater retention infrastructure. The completion of this project will therefore result in the ability to not only meet a major need for the community but also serves as a model for future environmentally sustainable projects on Buffalo’s East Side.