Niagara River Greenway Commission determines consistencyby jmaloni
The Niagara River Greenway Commission has announced the vote on project consistency as determined by the commission for the 28th round of projects submitted to the Greenway Commission.
Projects were submitted on May 15, and the votes were taken Tuesday during the regularly scheduled meeting of the commission. The subjective evaluation of projects was based on the principals, goals and criteria that define the Niagara River Greenway Plan. The following project sponsors and respective projects were determined consistent:
•Western New York Sustainable Energy Assoc. Trust-21st Century Park on the Outer Harbor
•New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (Niagara Falls State Park) Revitalization Initiative and Landscape Improvement Plan
Now that the Niagara River Greenway Commission has issued a finding of consistency with the Niagara River Greenway Plan, project sponsors are responsible for funding arrangements. Funding requests can be made through conventional grant and endowment sources, as well as the various Greenway Commission standing committees.
The 29th round of project determinations will be made on Sept. 18. Those projects will be on the Greenway Commission website Tuesday, July 24. Public comment on those projects will be accepted until Aug. 31, and may be submitted via www.niagaragreenway.org or by mail to Niagara River Greenway, 2136 West Oakfield Road, Grand Island, NY 14072.
All projects and submission dates for future determinations are also available on the website. To review the approved Niagara River Greenway Plan and GEIS or to learn more information about the commission, visit www.niagaragreenway.org.
The Niagara River Greenway Commission is a public benefit corporation established by Chapter 460 of the laws of 2004, and charged with the planning and development of a greenway of interconnected parks, river access points and waterfront trails along the Niagara River from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario at the site of the historic Fort Niagara.