The "Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper" model that has proven successful in growing Canalside has been adopted for Buffalo's Outer Harbor. But the plan approved by the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation is raising concerns.
WBFO's Chris Caya reports on the new plan approved for developing Buffalo's Outer Harbor.
Next week, the public will have an opportunity to see the latest proposal for developing Buffalo's Outer Harbor. It's a plan one local urban planner deems "lighter, quicker and cheaper," and a proper fit for that part of the waterfront.
A new coalition has been formed to "preserve and protect" Buffalo's waterfront. Nicole Matteson, Executive Director of 21st Century Park on the Outer Harbor says, the goal is to ensure that the land off Furhmann Boulevard stays in the public trust. Matteson says, the best way to protect it for future generations is dedicate it as parkland.
This year’s Independence Day festivities on the downtown waterfront will extend to the Outer and Inner Harbors, and will feature what’s being billed as “one of the biggest fireworks displays Western New York has ever seen.”
Officials have planned a long list of activities that they hope will draw thousands of people to Buffalo's Outer Harbor this summer. While previewing the events at Wilkeson Pointe on Monday, officials introduced the managing team, one which sprouts from a longtime Buffalo company.
The first of three public meetings this week on the future of Buffalo's Outer Harbor is being held Wednesday night. A master plan for the long-vacant property along Fuhrmann Boulevard is scheduled to be released this fall.