Project details & amenities

  Larkin District – Buffalo, NY

  Start date:3/1/2011 | Completion date:3/1/2016

  F.N. Burt Company – Paper Box Manufacturer

  380,000 sq. ft. building, 5 floors

  10+ commercial tenants

  98+ residential units

  Free on-site parking, 300 spots

Your upscale, urban lifestyle has arrived at Hydraulic Lofts at 500 Seneca Street in Buffalo. Located in the emerging Hydraulics District – adjacent to the renowned Larkinville neighborhood – there is nothing else like Hydraulics Lofts. The 97 living units at Hydraulics Lofts feature 22 different floor plans with many unique features. Unit types range in size from 600 square feet studio style units to stunning 1,500 square foot, 2 bedroom residences. Historic architecture combines with modern amenities and unique features to make Hydraulics Lofts a great place to live.

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Project overview

500 Seneca is a dynamic mixed use development located in Buffalo’s Hydraulics District, part of the upscale Larkin District.

The building has been transformed into a mixed use development facility featuring over 300,000 square feet of space for Class A offices, loft apartments, cultural space and storage space for tenants.

500 Seneca Street, LLC is comprised of experienced investors, Frontier Group of Companies and Savarino Companies, LLC, both Buffalo based companies well versed in adaptive re-use and rehabilitation.

History of location (1909 - 1956)

Founded by Frederick N. Burt, F.N. Burt Company’s products entered millions of homes each year, yet F.N. Burt was never a household name yet.

F.N. Burt made set-up boxes and folding cartons for a wide range of products. From attractive jewelry boxes for Avon Products to elegant holiday gift packages for Seagram’s liquors, F.N. Burt was a pioneer in custom packaging. For years, they were even the leading manufacturer of boxes for cigarettes. This location is on the National Register of Historic Places, paying tribute to F.N. Burt and all of his accomplishments.

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500 Seneca St.
Buffalo, NY 14204

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