Buffalo's Outer Harbor

Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp.

Summer may be winding down - but planning continues moving forward for future improvements along Buffalo's Outer Harbor. A recent survey is being used by the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation to guide the agency's work on three projects.  

Robert Indiana

A large work of public art, by a world-famous artist, is heading to Buffalo's Outer Harbor.

Chris Caya WBFO News

A sculpture by local artist Larry Griffis Jr. has made the move from Griffis Sculpture Park in East Otto to Buffalo's waterfront.

Chris Caya WBFO News

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 file photo/Eileen Buckley

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.

Chris Caya WBFO News

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.

Critics of a plan to build a 23-story tower on Buffalo’s Outer Harbor have filed a lawsuit that aims to block construction until a full environmental study is completed.

Eileen Buckley

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.”

More summer events planned at Buffalo's Outer Harbor

May 17, 2016
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

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.

Chris Caya WBFO News

The NFTA no longer controls Buffalo's waterfront. The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation approved purchasing the transit authority's Port Terminal complex on the Outer Harbor on Monday.

New lens completes Buffalo Lighthouse rehab

Sep 29, 2015
Johnny Moran / WBFO News

A new lens means the Buffalo Lighthouse will once again illuminate Lake Erie.

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.