The Butler/Till Building at 260 East Broad
Buckingham Properties and Butler/Till partnered to develop a new mixed-use development in downtown Rochester. Located at 260 East Broad Street, Buckingham Properties developed a new five-story, 106,000 square foot mixed-use building adjacent to Tower280. Butler/Till co-owns the building and serves as the building’s anchor tenant.
Butler/Till relocated their headquarters to occupy about half of the new building, taking space on the ground floor and the entirety of floors two and three. Employees enjoy a private roof deck and underground parking in Midtown Garage. The balance of the ground floor is targeted for retail. Upper floors of the building include twenty-eight apartments, consisting of studios, one, and two-bedroom units. A second roof deck for residents overlooks Parcel 5, offering amazing viewing for Rochester's plentiful festivals.
Butler/Till, a media and communications agency, had been located at Eagle’s Landing Business Park in the Town of Henrietta since 2011. Their move to downtown Rochester put them in the heart of the Downtown Innovation Zone, joining hundreds of innovative and creative-class companies who make Center City their home. Butler/Till brought their 160 full-time Rochester employees to the new headquarters, and with anticipated future growth, estimates an additional 78 full-time employees over the next 5 years.
The project was highly successful, despite the challenges of development taking place during the COVID-19 pandemic. All 28 residential units were pre-leased, sight unseen prior to construction completion, and Butler/Till’s employees relocated to their new headquarters in the fall of 2021. Several retailers are interested in the ground floor, which offers outdoor seating along a pedestrian-only walkway along the building’s eastern facade.Back
Buckingham partnered with Butler/Till to develop a five-story mixed-use building in the heart of Rochester’s Central Business District. The building includes ground floor retail, Class A office space, and luxury apartments on the upper floors.