201 Ellicott, Buffalo, NY

A truly transformative project built in downtown Buffalo on the eastern edge of its urban core, 201 Ellicott replaces a former parking lot with dynamic mixed-use affordable housing and a fresh food grocery. Purposely designed as a “mobility hub,” the space encourages people to walk, bike, take public transit, carshare or any other form of eco-friendly transportation.


The trifecta of a mobility hub, fresh food market and affordable housing are each needed assets in the City of Buffalo. The design integrates these resources into the community to catalyze positive impact immediately and for future generations. Thanks to the Albright-Knox’s Public Art Initiative, the development also includes a stunning mural.  Josef Kristofoletti’s mural brings vibrant colors to Buffalo’s urban core every day from numerous perspectives. Titled ‘Golden Hour,’ the artwork is inspired by the time of day that coincides with sunrise and sunset.

Project Description by Artist Josef Kristofoletti's

Products Used

Soldalit Sol-silicate All Surface Finish

Soldalit Fixative/Dilution


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