Originally Published in The Buffalo News
March 6, 2019
By Jonathan D. Epstein

The Buffalo investment group that recently bought the former Sheehan Residence for Retired Priests from the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo has now acquired a 32-unit apartment building in the Boston Hills of southern Erie County.

Mingo Junction Steel Works, a partnership affiliated with Frontier Group of Cos., paid $2.2 million late last month to acquire the Boston Valley Apartments, located at 8951 State Road in the Town of Boston.

The 37,278-square-foot, two-story …

Originally Published in Buffalo RisingJanuary 7, 2019BY WCPerspective 

Downtown development this year was not one for the record books. The bar was set high last year when several large projects including the Oshei Children’s Hospital and UB Medical School opened their doors. Ten projects were completed in 2018, fourteen were announced, and eighteen are currently under construction. With the curtain closed on 2018, below is a recap of the development activity that occurred in the downtown area last year.


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Foundation work on new apartment building being built at 441 Ohio St. in Buffalo. (John Hickey/Buffalo News)

From The Buffalo News.  

Building Update is a regular feature highlighting progress on development projects throughout the region.

Project name: Buffalo River Landing

Address: 441 Ohio St., Buffalo

Developer: Savarino Companies and Frontier Group of Companies

Cost: $17 million

Description: Demolition of deteriorated Erie Freight House and construction of new five-story mixed-use residential and commercial facility on Buffalo River

Completion date: December 2016

Lowdown: The steel structure for the new Buffalo …

From Buffalo Business First, published March 8, 2016
by James Fink, Business First Reporter

Work has just started on the $18 million Buffalo River Landing project and already a buzz is growing about the Ohio Street development.

Developer Sam Savarino, who is building the four-story, 80,000-square-foot residential-based project with the Frontier Group of Cos. and attorney Craig Slater, said he has already received more than 70 inquiries — some dating back 18 months — about leasing one of Buffalo River Landing’s …

Today was a big day for our company and our 500 Seneca Street project as we held the official dedication and ribbon cutting.  Those in attendance include many of those that played a role in the redevelopment of this historic building as well as many elected officials and business partners that helped make this project a success.

Following are some of the articles and press coverage of the event.

From Buffalo Rising
Owner/partners Frontier Development Initiatives and Savarino Companies as well …

Buffalo Rising Online recently published an article on development along Ohio Street in Buffalo NY. the site of the Frontier Group of Companies planned Buffalo River Landing  mixed-use development.

Sep 26, 2015 Posted by Tim Scanlon.  You can read the original article here.

A rare residential infill project in the Old First Ward is nearly complete. The two-story, two-family dwelling at 440 Ohio Street was built by Burke Homes and appears to have a bit of a nautical theme.

Unlike the two large …

$5M apartment conversion planned near Larkinville

A prominent development group is moving ahead with plans to convert a century-old warehouse into a residential-based project.

The partners in the Frontier Group of Cos. are working with Buffalo officials to transform a vacant, 94,675-square-foot warehouse at 550 Seneca St. into a complex anchored by 31 apartments and indoor parking. The project carries a development price tag just north of $5 million.

Representatives from the development team, including its architect Steve Carmina from Carmina Wood & Morris and general contractor David …