New life for old psych center

Posted at 7:51 AM, Mar 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-31 09:02:31-04

After nearly three years of construction, the Richardson Olmsted Complex is breathing new life. Phase one of redevelopment is complete as doors of the brand new Hotel Henry are set to open on April 30th. 

One of the most complicated preservation projects in the country, the completion of this intense construction project marks one large step forward in the rebirth of one of Buffalo's most historic landmarks. 

Three of the eleven buildings, including the iconic towers buildings, have transformed into the highly-anticipated 88-room modern hotel, along with a brand new restaurant and event space.

The Lipsey Architectural Center is set to be open in late 2017.

The project has been overseen by the Richardson Center Corporation, the non-profit owner of the site, since day one. 

The total cost of restoration and redevelopment is cited as over $100-million dollars. 

A ribbon ceremony is schedueld for Thursday, March 30th at 10 a.m.