Douglas Jemal “incorporating the charm of the village of Elmwood” with the proposed project at Bidwell Parkway
BUFFALO (WKBW) – A facelift could come to the northwest corner of Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway.
Douglas Development and Ciminelli Real Estate Corp are close to finalizing a project that would bring a mix of commercial and apartment space to 976 Elmwood Avenue.
“We are restoring existing buildings and existing storefronts,” says Douglas Jemal, founder of Douglas Development. “Nothing is spilled. We fill the back of the building and put about 30 apartments there.”
Jemal and Douglas Development held a community meeting on the project in Buffalo State on Tuesday. He says it was essential to get the opinion of the community, as he focused on the importance of restoring the buildings that already exist.
“I think it’s very important that you don’t want to lose the charm of the village of Elmwood,” Jemal said. We are incorporating the charm of the Elmwood Village that exists there now with an addition at the back. “
Douglas Development and Ciminelli Real Estate will then meet with the Planning Council to obtain project approval on July 26.