The Buffalo Zoning Board of Appeals on Wednesday granted a pair of variances to allow construction of a proposed five-story apartment building at the corner of Hertel and Parkside avenues in North Buffalo, despite opposition by a few neighbors.
John and Ruth Ann Daly, through O'Dalaigh Real Estate, want to build the 32-unit apartment complex on the site of a longtime former gas station at 1585 Hertel Ave. Plans call for six storefronts on the first floor, with 12 parking spaces in the basement and the apartments on the upper levels. Some of the units are two-story apartments with a loft level.
Some neighbors objected to the height, which violated the Green Code limit of three floors or 44 feet tall. The project must still come to the Planning Board.