The Donovan Building is getting its new skin. Construction crews took the former state office building down to its structural steel and have added ‘bump outs’ on the formerly flush square building. Framework for a new glass and brick façade is going up. Benderson Development is spearheading the One Canalside project which will include a mix of retail, office and hotel uses.
Phillips Lytle LLP will be the building’s anchor tenant, occupying 85,000 square feet of space on the top four floors of the 160,000-square-foot structure.
A 96-room Courtyard by Marriott will occupy the second thru fourth floors. The ground floor is expected to contain retail and/or restaurant uses. A two-story, 130-vehicle parking garage is planned.
The project is slated for completion in December 2013, with Phillips Lytle and other tenants taking up residence in 2014.
Clark Construction Group, LLC, the nation’s largest privately-held construction company, is general contractor. Orchard Park-based Fontanese Folts Aubrecht Ernst Architects, P.C. is project architect.