Silo City

A Generation Community

Our Challenge

To add housing options for creatives from all walks of life

In 1963, Silo City was decommissioned from the operation and has dwelt vacant for half a century. Now reinvented as a space for creatives, Silo City in Buffalo, NY hosts a creative community of photographers, musicians, artists, and entrepreneurs of all types.

Our Vision

To create a vibrant mixed-use community while maintaining the existing creative culture at Silo City

The end vision of the Silo revitalization will bring approximately 400 apartment homes and over 40,000 square feet of office, retail, exhibition, gallery and green community amenities.

“The nature of Silo City’s mixed-use and mixed-income setting will create an environment where diverse groups of people will be able to live, meet, convene, work together, and exchange ideas to help drive not only themselves, but also the City of Buffalo forward.”

The history

Built in the early 1900’s, Silo City was home to the American Malting Company operating on the Buffalo River

Silo City was built in the early 1900’s and is made up of 6 historic structures, each representing 6 different companies that formerly operated on the Buffalo Niagara River:

  • AMERICAN WAREHOUSE – This structure was built in 1906 and served as a combination mill and warehouse for the American Malting Company.
  • AMERICAN GRAIN ELEVATOR – Built in 1906 for the American Malting Corporation — this used to be the elevator for the production of beers for Eastern market consumption, but fell victim to the Prohibition.
  • PEROT MALT HOUSE – A five-story red brick malt house was used for malting barley and was built in 1907.
  • PEROT GRAIN ELEVATOR – The Perot Grain elevator is a towering structure — instantly recognizable.
  • MARINE A GRAIN ELEVATOR – This first-of-its-kind grain elevator was built in 1925, and are approximately 120 feet of solid concrete.
  • LAKE & RAIL GRAIN ELEVATOR COMPLEX – The Lake and Rail Elevator was built in four steps over the years 1927 to 1930, reaching a total capacity of 4,400,000 bushels.

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