FIC awarded Best Historic Preservation Award by Buffalo Business First

By June 16, 2016News

Frontier Industrial Corp recently received the Buffalo Business First Brick by Brick “Best Historic Preservation” award for its work on Five Hundred Seneca, a dynamic mixed use development located in Buffalo’s Hydraulics District.

Five Hundred Seneca is located in the historic former factory and offices of the F.N. Burt Company, which at one time was the world’s largest manufacturer of paper boxes and is listed on the United States Register of Historic Places.

The historic building has now been transformed into a mixed use development consisting of residential and commercial elements, merging historic architecture with modern appeal.

The residential component features the Hydraulics Lofts, which hosts 98 units equipped with modern amenities while in close proximity to Canalside, Larkin Square, and Hydraulic Hearth Restaurant and Brewery. The commercial component features five floors with 180,000 square feet of commercial space and open floor plans.

The $44 million conversion of the historic landmark into a thriving mixed use development has brought an entire neighborhood back to life, and captured the “Best Historic Preservation” award in the process.

Buffalo Business First Brick by Brick awards honor the best of the best in real estate, construction and development in Western New York. Winners and results of Buffalo Business First’s 13th Annual Brick by Brick Awards can be read here.