Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation

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To keep waters navigable, they have to be dredged to allow the removal of vast volumes of wet sludge so ships can get through. Experts from around the Great Lakes are in town to see what this area does with dredged materials.

Lakeside Complex opens on Buffalo's Outer Harbor

May 24, 2019
Michael Mroziak WBFO

A bicyclist broke through a ribbon Friday, adding a different twist to the dedication ceremony held at the new Lakeside Complex on Buffalo's Outer Harbor. The 20-acre space includes new bike trails for various skill levels, an event lawn and restored habitat.

Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation

Perhaps a year from now, there will be construction on Buffalo's Outer Harbor with a new $125 million plan for the long-quiescent hundreds of acres.

Empire State Development

Work is nearing completion on the new Explore & More children's museum at Canalside. With a newly-approved exterior decoration, it should be easy for visitors to find.


HHL Architects

Another large building for Canalside appears closer to reality, after the city Zoning Board of Appeals on Wednesday approved a series of waivers to the Green Code, while ordering one significant change in the design, for a structure known as The Longshed.

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When you see the giant steel lake freighters that frequent the Buffalo waterfront, it can be hard to remember the Queen City and Great Lakes region were created by wooden boats perhaps a tenth the size of the lake ships. A replica Erie Canal boat is being built at Canalside.

Chris Caya WBFO News

Years after the demolition of the old War Memorial Auditorium was complete, steps are finally being taken to fill-in the hole-in-the-ground next to Canalside.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A coalition formed to resist a proposal to privatize and redevelop public lands along Buffalo's Outer Harbor released a report Monday which, according to those who commissioned it, highlights the cultural significance of that part of the city's waterfront. It's part of an effort to preserve greenspace and public access to it as the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation prepares to update the public on initiatives at a hearing next month.

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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.  


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The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation's board of directors voted Monday to select Sinatra and Company Real Estate as the developers who will build on two remaining vacant parcels on the South Aud Block at Buffalo's Canalside.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Through Sunday, visitors to Canalside Buffalo have an opportunity to visit the GlassBarge, a traveling exhibit by the Corning Museum of Glass which is on tour to mark 150 years of glassblowing and glass production in that town. The visit also coincides with an ongoing celebration of the Erie Canal's bicentennial.


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Just one month after the death of artist Robert Indiana, his set of world-renowned sculptures, “NUMBERS ONE through ZERO,” are making their U.S. debut on the Western New York Waterfront.


Robert Indiana

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

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Congressman Brian Higgins is calling for solid plans for more than $90 million in funding that is headed for Buffalo’s waterfront, and he has ideas on what to do with it.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation has awarded a contract to an engineering firm that will be responsible for overseeing numerous elements of a forthcoming construction in Buffalo's Canalside.


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Plans are in the works that will change the look of Canalside. The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation has approved what it's calling the "Interpretative Structures Project."

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The president of Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation says visitors to Buffalo's Canalside will soon see noticeable progress in the construction of a highly-anticipated venue.


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.

Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp.

Visitors heading to downtown Buffalo's growing waterfront will soon have an easier time not only locating Canalside. They will also see more useful information about the historic destination.
 

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The effort to redevelop the downtown Buffalo waterfront has taken another step forward. Developers are being sought for vacant sites at Canalside.

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The City of Buffalo is preparing to continue with the build out of Canalside. The process is expected to start moving forward in May. 


WNED's Jeff Dinehart

The fight is continuing between Congressman Brian Higgins and the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation, as the agency says it will move forward on its 2013 master plan.

Chris Caya WBFO News

The Erie Canal Harbor Development board has cleared the way for more construction at Canalside.

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The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation has selected an architectural firm, known for its work with historic buildings, to design several future structures for Buffalo's Canalside. On Monday morning, the Corporation's board approved a $1.3 million contract for the firm's services.


Buffalo Planning Board agenda

The plan is to start construction on the Explore and More Children's Museum at Canalside next month. The schedule and the associated construction details received recommended approval Monday.


Chris Caya WBFO News

Starting this spring a company with local roots will be taking over event management at Canalside.


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. 


Chris Caya WBFO News

New and expanded offerings and lots of dry hot weather led to a very busy summer on Buffalo's waterfront. Canalside saw a 50% increase in visitors.

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.

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A huge crowd showed up for the Canalside concert on Thursday night.

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