C&S Involved in Eight Projects Honored by Buffalo Business First

Braymiller Market front of building

C&S is proud to announce the firm’s involvement as subcontractors on five project award winners, and three project finalists, by Buffalo Business First in their annual Brick by Brick Awards. Buffalo Business First honored the winners and finalists in all categories at an event on July 28, 2022.

201 Ellicott Street

The Golden Brick Award201 Ellicott Street—This was an underutilized parcel in Buffalo that was converted into 2 projects–201 Ellicott Apartments and Braymiller Market. The apartments provide affordable housing, open green space, parking, and the component to increase food access through the construction of a 28,000-square-foot Braymiller Market grocer and kitchen. C&S played a role in the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP), including site assessments, remedial investigation planning and implementation, characterization of contaminants, delineation of contaminant impacts, and remedial construction observation and reporting. 

Collegiate Category Winner: D’Youville University—C&S’s involvement included pre-acquisition of environmental due diligence, environmental site assessments, application and management of the project through the New York State BCP, remedial investigation planning and implementation characterization of contaminants, delineation of contaminant impacts, remedial construction observation and reporting. This new building has improved community access to health care services, introduced educational opportunities, prepared a new workforce for in-demand healthcare jobs, and continues to support a living-wage ecosystem for Buffalo’s West Side residents.

Historic Renovation Category Winner: The Pierce Arrow Lofts—C&S contributed to the development of a remediation plan to turn a 1.5 million square foot factory into luxury loft apartments and a restaurant. The Pierce Arrow Lofts have joined a growing list of historic preservation projects in the City of Buffalo, involving the adaptive reuse of previously neglected and underutilized structures.

Innovation Category Winner: Calspan Dynamic Sled Testing Facility—The New Sled Test Facility consists of the renovation of 32,000 square feet of existing building space to house two new Sleds as well as ancillary spaces (storage, dummy lab, preparation areas, office and lobby). C&S performed the architectural, structural, electrical and plumbing design associated with the renovations.

Medical Complex Category Winner: The Green Acres Veterinary Clinic—C&S’s role was site/civil design for the construction of a 71,400 square foot facility, two-story building addition, and a 2,960 square foot single-story building addition to the existing animal hospital, with additional site improvements. Site improvements included a parking lot expansion, a surface, and subsurface stormwater management system, water and sewer laterals, concrete sidewalks, and site landscaping.

Community Revitalization Category Finalist: GCASA Detoxification Facility—C&S’s role was site/civil design for the construction of this 4,575 square foot detoxification facility addition along with site improvements, including a parking lot, concrete sidewalks, landscaping, and utility infrastructure. The new facility will serve the population in the Batavia area and Genesee County.

High School/District Category Finalist: Williamsville Central School District Music Departments—C&S’s role in this project was site/civil design on the district’s Capital Improvement Project, which included building additions at each of the three high school facilities. The improvements at each of the schools involved a building addition and infrastructure developments, and parking lot upgrades.

Retail Category Finalist: Hamburg Village Square—C&S’s role was site/civil design for the renovation of an existing retail Hamburg plaza, which included the removal of existing brick entrance canopies, and the renovation of the building storefronts. Site improvements included the complete removal and replacement of the existing concrete sidewalks and asphalt pavement, replacement of existing drainage infrastructure, and the incorporation of curbed landscape islands and site lighting.

The Buffalo Business Journal’s Brick by Brick Awards aim to recognize well-done real estate, construction, and development projects in Western New York within the past year. Additional information about the Brick by Brick Awards can be found here: Brick by Brick Awards: Congratulations to the 2022 winning projects – Buffalo Business First (bizjournals.com)

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