The transformation of a former vacant gas station into a vibrant, mixed-use space known as 1585 Hertel is now complete!

Trautman Associates was proud to have provided complete architectural and engineering design for the space, developed by our principal John Daly and his wife Ruthanne's O’Dalaigh Real Estate.

The $7 million, 5-story building is almost completely leased. The 34 apartments are priced at or below market rate, with a handicapped accessible unit, a partial green roof that can be enjoyed by tenants, bike storage and dog washing areas. The building also includes ground-level retail and underground parking. 

A ribbon cutting was held on July 8th with Council Member Joel P. Feroleto, Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, Mayor Bryon Brown, and representatives from the Hertel Business Association and the North Buffalo Organization.

“We are delighted to be announcing that we are finally done with construction,” said John and Ruthanne Daly. “We want to thank everyone who stuck with us through the pandemic, to help us reach this point today. That list includes tenants, contractors, lenders, government officials, the community - especially the North Buffalo Organization and the Hertel Business Association - and, last, but certainly not least, Empire State Development. They have all helped bring this project to fruition. We accomplished what we set out to do: transform an environmental liability into a community asset.  The building has been well received by the community as evidenced by our rapid lease up on both the residential and retail fronts. And our tenants are already adding to the vitality of this neighborhood, helping it grow stronger.”

More details and news coverage about the project can be found here

The full press release from Empire State Development can be read here