Allentown senior housing to focus on independent living as Ellicott takes over project

A proposed senior housing project planned for Buffalo’s Symphony Circle neighborhood will be geared toward upscale independent living for seniors, rather than the originally planned assisted-living facility. The $30 million project, which was previously approved last year by the city, has been taken over by Ellicott Development Co., which replaced an out-of-own firm that had previously partnered with the owner of the former Nazareth Home. The planned Symphony Circle Active Living facility will include a four-story masonry building with 119 senior apartments. Buffalo Planning Board approved the revised proposal Tuesday afternoon, after determining the changes were improvements and not significant enough to warrant a new public hearing.