Vintage Flats

293 Grote Street, Buffalo, NY 14207

McGuire Development ownership purchased the former home of Buerk Machine & Tool, from the Buerk family in 2020. With the building layout and size having aged out of its prior industrial use, our team set out to transform the vacant space into a unique set of apartments that could serve a growing demand for residential units and celebrate the industrial character and history of the building and surrounding Black Rock neighborhood. In November 2022, Vintage Flats opened its doors offering 33 boutique one- and two- bedroom apartments. The design maximized the building’s floorplate to carve out space for tenant amenities, including a fitness center, pet wash and secure bike storage. Historic elements include restored cranes, line shaft systems, and fire doors that now feature as decorative highlights in many apartments and common areas. This project utilized both historic and brownfield redevelopment tax credits.

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Key Stats
  • Building Type: Residential, 33 units
  • Project Type: Adaptive Reuse; Historic and Brownfield Redevelopment
  • Building Size: 31,665 SF
  • Completed: November 2022
  • Construction Cost: $7 million
  • Contractor: Buffalo Construction Consultants
  • Architect: Carmina Wood Design

Inside Vintage Flats

McGuire Development worked with Buffalo-based artist and printer Chris Fritton to create colorful ink wipe art that brightens the building’s corridors. Historic images from the Buffalo History Museum’s Hare Collection provide residents and guests with a look into life at Buerk Machine & Tool in the 1950s.