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By Stephen T. Watson | Published July 28, 2017 | Buffalo News
The Lymstone Lofts building on the Williamsville-Amherst border is set to open to its residential tenants next week, with a spa and Lloyd Taco Factory coming after that.
Bevilacqua Development is developer and general contractor on the three-story building at 5933 Main St., across from Williamsville South High School. The 56,000-square-foot building has retail on the first floor and 20 upscale apartments on the upper floors.
Bevilacqua has leased nine of the apartments and the first tenants are set to move in as soon as next week, pending final inspections, said CEO Jonathan Bevilacqua.
Though the idea encountered continued resistance and objection from the residents of Woodbridge Village, Transit Road will see the installation of a new drive-thru, the tenant of which has yet to be announced.
The Town Board voted unanimously at its July 12 meeting to approve a special exemption permit for a drive-thru facility for 6031 Transit Road, with the condition that the board will have final approval of the tenant.
Supervisor Patrick Casilio reaffirmed that the Town Board sought to implement a level of control with a project that could prove to have substantial traffic ramifications.
By Stephen T. Watson Buffalo News
Pita Gourmet plans to open its third area location in a new retail building that Bevilacqua Development wants to construct on Transit Road in Clarence.
Bevilacqua is looking to build an 8,500-square-foot, single-story building with a drive-through at 6031 Transit Road, across from the Transit Valley Country Club, on the site of the former Buggy Wash self-serve car wash.
The company doesn’t yet have a tenant for the drive-through section but Pita Gourmet has signed a lease for the other end of the building, said CEO Jonathan Bevilacqua. At least one or two other tenants would fill the building. Pita Gourmet’s other locations are in Niagara Falls and Lancaster.
Those residents potentially affected will get their chance to voice opinions on a new handful of quick-service restaurants set to hit Transit Road.
At the Town Board’s June 14 meeting, Bevilacqua Development was granted a public hearing for Wednesday, July 12, to consider a special exemption use permit for a drive-thru facility at 6031 Transit Road.
The drive-thru will be one component of an approximately 9,000-square-foot plaza to be built on the site of the former Buggy Wash, between Buffalo Pharmacy and a Noco gas station.
by ETHAN POWERS
Residents of Woodbridge Village have seen Transit Road evolve into a highway with heavy traffic and dense development, and they’re letting their voices be heard that Bevilacqua Development’s latest project will only exacerbate an issue that they say is threatening their way of life.
At the Planning Board’s May 15 meeting, Bevilacqua requested concept plan approval and a recommendation for a special exemption use permit for a proposed retail/restaurant plaza at 6031 Transit Road. The approximately 9,000-square-foot plaza would be built on the site of the former Buggy Wash, between
Buffalo Pharmacy and a NOCO gas station.
“We’ve approached NOCO on the future driveway connection. They’re aware of our development,” said Jonathan Bevilacqua on the prospect of connecting the NOCO gas station property with his proposed retail plaza. “We put that on a note on the drawing, that we’re willing to provide a future dimension if at some point they’re willing to allow our parcels to connect.”
A plan to construct a five-building office park and a retail plaza across from the Transit Valley Country Club has started to transform a swath of largely undeveloped land on Transit Road in Clarence.
Bevilacqua Development LP has started construction on three new suburban office buildings aimed at medical and professional tenants that will make up the $10 million Transit Meadows Professional Park. A second phase slated to begin this summer would add two more office buildings to the complex at 6041 Transit.
The developer also plans to build a retail plaza nearby on the site of the former Buggy Wash at 6031 Transit Road that would include a fast-casual restaurant.
The first $7 million phase of the office complex is underway, with the shells of three 10,000-square-foot buildings nearly completed and all work slated to be finished in August, said President Jonathan Bevilacqua.
The upscale apartments in a three-story building now nearing completion on Main Street in Williamsville will feature 8-foot-high doors, quartz countertops and a second head in every shower meant to reproduce the effect of rainfall.
There are 20 apartments in the Lymstone Lofts, located at 5933 Main St. across from Williamsville South High School, and amenities like these are why Bevilacqua Development LP plans to charge monthly rents ranging from $1,600 for a one-bedroom unit to up to $2,800 for a two-bedroom unit, depending on the size and room layout.
“There’s pretty strong demand, I believe, for residential housing in the village, and there’s not a lot of new supply in that area,” CEO Jonathan Bevilacqua said.
Buffalo Business First
A pair of projects — one residential and the other commercially-focused — have been added to Bevilacqua Development L.P.’s pipeline.
The Amherst-based developer is proposing to construct an eight-unit apartment complex just off of Edgewater Drive in Amherst and has also landed its first two tenants for the fledgling Transit Meadows Office Park. Combined the two developments represent an $11.5 million investment by the company.
Buffalo Business First
Lloyd is headed to the ‘burbs.
Lloyd Taco Factory, which last year opened its first bricks-and-mortar locations in Buffalo, is the first restaurant and/or retailer who agreed to move into the Lymstone Lofts, a mixed-use development under construction by Bevilaqua Development.
Buffalo Business First
Bevilacqua Development is looking to expand its northern suburban real estate holdings by building a neighboring Transit Road office complex and small retail center.
Construction on both could start this year, beginning with the office complex.