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Your upscale, urban lifestyle has arrived at Hydraulic Lofts at 500 Seneca Street in Buffalo. Located in the emerging Hydraulics District – adjacent to the renowned Larkinville neighborhood - there is nothing else like Hydraulics Lofts. Hydraulics Lofts are within the historic former F.N. Burt box factory, a local landmark which is listed on United States Register of Historic Places. The structure, now known as 500 Seneca, has been restored and brought back to life as a vibrant mixed use live/work/play development combining loft-style apartments, Class A offices, exciting retail components, green areas and unique cultural space. The 97 living units at Hydraulics Lofts feature 22 different floor plans with many unique features. Unit types range in size from 600 square feet studio style units to stunning 1,500 square foot, 2 bedroom residences. Historic architecture combines with modern amenities and unique features to make Hydraulics Lofts a great place to live. Learn more by reading our FAQ or contacting us today.




  • Multi-story interior green atrium with The Lunch Box eatery.
  • Animal Outfitters Doggy Daycare (also featuring pet concierge services to all residential tenants).
  • Phoenix Rising Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.
  • Tommyrotter gin distillery.
  • Swoon Buffalo
  • Winkler & Samuels wine purveyors.
  • Private fitness center with 24/7 access – locker rooms and shower facilities provided.
  • On site parking.
  • Climate-controlled storage space available.


'The Hydraulics' was the name of Buffalo’s original manufacturing district, which occupied this area from the 1820’s. The Hydraulics Lofts building at 500 Seneca was originally built in 1901, and served as the factory and offices for F.N. Burt Company, at one time the world’s largest manufacturer of paper boxes for products such as cigarettes and cosmetics. The storied history is incorporated into the Hydraulics Lofts’ design; featuring high ceilings, older wood-framed portions, large factory windows and exposed brick walls.”


Hydraulics Lofts offer a choice of 22 different apartment unit layouts ranging in size from 600 square foot studio units to 1,500 square foot two bedrooms. Contact us for more information about individual unit plans and availability.
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Residential Atrium Commercial Café GameRoom The Lunch Box


What apartment sizes are available?

We have studios, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom apartments in sizes ranging from 600 to 1,500 square feet.  

What are the rental rates?

Rates range from $1,000 – $1,200 for studios, $1,050 to $1,500 for one bedrooms and $1,350 to $2,250 for two bedrooms  

What are the on-site amenities?

Rent includes parking in an adjacent lot, high-speed internet and cable. On-site facilities include:
  • Animal Outfitters Doggy Daycare
  • The Lunch Box eatery
  • Swoon Buffalo
  • Phoenix Rising Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
  • Fitness center
  • Indoor bicycle storage room (with fix-it station & air pump)
  • Climate-controlled storage
  • Courtyard
  • Atrium
  • Conference center
  • Tenant Activity Center with outdoor patio

What’s in the neighborhood?

Hydraulics Lofts at 500 Seneca are less than half a mile from Larkin Square, but the neighborhood features a number of other Buffalo institutions, like DiTondo’s Tavern, Chef’s Restaurant, Marinaros Larkin Tavern, Hydraulic Hearth Restaurant & Brewery and Buffalo Brewing Company. Not to mention, we’re less than a mile from Lafayette Square.  

Are pets allowed?

Indeed! We have no restrictions on dog breeds or weight – all cat breeds too.  Animal Outfitters Doggy Daycare is on site as well (and offers pet concierge services for all residential tenants).  

Is it easy to get to?

You bet – we’re a quarter mile from the Hamburg Street exit off I-190.  

Is there smoking allowed in the building?

We are an entirely smoke free facility. Smoking is restricted to an area outside the building at the northwest corner.  

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Contact us for more information on Hydraulics Lofts. Response to this upscale apartment community has been strong, and units are going fast, so don't wait. Use this convenient form or call Emily at 716.238.4704. Take a look at our floor plans and apartment layouts to find your perfect fit.

500 Seneca Street
Buffalo, New York 14204