The Buffalo Preservation Board is split between two plans for the former Buffalo Police Headquarters on Franklin Street.

The board met with architects working for developer Douglas Jemal to discuss the plans to turn the old headquarters building into apartments.

The development team wants to get approval for the apartments, extra parking and rooftop space at the location.

The board was given two options for the renovation but the members are split.

Now board members are asking the development team to come back with some modifications that include a blend of the two options before approval.

“This is an important building for Buffalo, it's the original police station, it's downtown, it's within the downtown district and we want to do the right thing so that's where we are and we'll be back in two weeks,” said architect Brian Gafney.

After Mayor Byron Brown's State of the City Address, Jemal said he is pushing for apartments at the old BPD headquarters because there's not enough housing for the influx of people coming to the city.