Tough choices ahead for Niagara Falls planning committee

Dec 11, 2019

There is positive economic news developing in Niagara Falls as the city has $10 million available from the state in Downtown Revitalization grants. However, the Local Planning Committee needs to sift through $20 million in proposals and decide which projects become reality.

Local Planning Committee members in Niagara Falls reviewed some development proposals last night.
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"It's a very fair process. There's more people at every meeting but we have to all of us in this group get the word out that you should come, that you should be involved," said Niagara University Executive Vice President Debra Colley.

In January, Niagara will be holding student focus groups to talk about the proposals.

While there are some housing proposals, many possibilities include better streetscapes and better connections between Main Street and the new park going on the site of the former Robert Moses Parkway.

"I have questions with some," incoming Mayor Robert Restaino said while reserving judgment. "I don't think there are any I dislike. I just have some questions."

The planning committee wants to make some final decisions during its Jan. 14 meeting.