Rosanna Elizabeth Visual & Performing Arts Center

The Rosanna Elizabeth Visual and Performing Arts Center or REVPAC, formerly the Richmond Ferry Church, is a social enterprise, offering collaborative art space, a contemporary gallery, a resource center for arts-related organizations or individuals, and an arts incubator. The Buffalo, New York structure underwent extensive renovations to transform the existing chapel structure along West Ferry Street.

In February of 2014, 467 Richmond Avenue LLC purchased the property from Alleyway Theater. The 24,000 square foot structure was to feature a 600 seat concert hall, a 99 seat theatre, meeting rooms, rehearsal halls, artist studios, offices, classrooms, a banquet facility, and exhibit gallery. Nearly $1.5 million dollars had been raised to fund a number of improvements.

Renovations included: completion of all interior demolition, installation of metal stud walls, upgrade of heating, plumbing, and electrical systems, installation of a new elevator, two new ground level entryways, two new steel stair cases, new roof section and loft windows in the central stairwell, new basement waterproofing system, new sidewalks, curbs and blacktop, landscaping/seeding, incidental roof repairs, installation of a new fire alarm system, and theatre equipment has been purchased for the building.

Services provided:

  • Asbestos & Microbial Inspection

  • Lead-Based Paint X-Ray Florescence Inspection

  • Sampling for Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)

  • Emergency Asbestos Project Variance Preparation Services