Community Hope Mt. Aaron Village

Brownfield Site Redevelopment Provides Safe, Affordable Housing to Buffalo Community

The goal of this HCR-supported project was to redevelop 2.15 acres of individual vacant parcels along Adams Street, Genesee Street, and Grey Street in Buffalo, New York. All parcels, formerly brownfield sites, were combined into one property. The project encompasses a total of 59 affordable units, small commercial space, on-site parking, a small play area for children, and landscaping throughout the development.

The three-story, 54,700 sq. ft. main building features 43 apartments comprised of single-, double-, and triple-bedroom units. This building also incorporates a 3,000 sq. ft. commercial space dedicated to community resources provided by BestSelf Behavioral Health. In addition to the main building, there are three townhome buildings with a total of 16 three-bedroom home units. The buildings were sited to be consistent with Genesee and Grey streets’ original urban fabric in Buffalo.

This project achieved multiple successes, including using vacant brownfield property and developing it into much-needed multi-family residential and low-income housing, establishing community improvements which in turn help create safer neighborhoods, and the appeal for neighboring properties to make individual improvements.


Rendering of town homes along Adam Street.


Rendering of town homes along Grey Street.
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An Award-Winning Project

Mt. Aaron Village Takes Home a Brick x Brick Award!

In July 2023, LaBella was proud to have the Mt. Aaron Village project receive a Brick x Brick award in the Multi-Residential Affordable category at Buffalo Business First’s 20th Annual Brick x Brick Awards ceremony.

Each year, Buffalo Business First honors the best in real estate, construction, and development in Western New York at its Brick x Brick Awards ceremony, a prestigious event that brings together the commercial real estate industry from developers, architects, engineers, contractors, and more. We are honored to have been recognized at this year’s award ceremony for our role as lead architect and engineer on this project.