Larkin to build mixed-use complex in Larkin District


Larkin Development Group is seeking approvals to build a mixed-use complex in the Larkin District in Buffalo.

The company’s proposal for the project dubbed Mill Race Commons is now being reviewed by the planning board. If approved, the mixed-use complex will be built on a vacant two-acre site at Seneca and Hydraulic streets, Buffalo Rising reports.

The 140,000-sq. ft. building will comprise of two wings. The Seneca St. wing will have 13,000 sq.-ft. of ground floor retail. On the second through fifth floors will be 70 market rate rental apartments made up of studio, one- and two-bedroom units. Amenities will include onsite parking, an outdoor pool, firepits, grill, roof deck, fitness center, dog park and indoor bike storage.

The Hydraulic Wing will have five floors of commercial office space with approximately 10,000 sq.-ft. on each floor. Amenities include a fitness center with showers, indoor bike storage and outdoor area with grill and firepits.

The site is located adjacent to Larkin Square and the Larkin at Exchange Building. The property borders Seneca, Hydraulic and Carroll streets. Across Seneca St., green space is being developed as a public park amenity.

The developer wants to complete the building in December 2020.


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