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Public comment period opens for Greenway projects

by jmaloni


Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 07:15 pm

The Niagara River Greenway Commission announced today the public comment period has opened for the 43rd round of projects, which will be considered at its March 17.

Projects are currently posted at www.niagaragreenway.org and public comment will be accepted until March 2. Comments may be submitted to [email protected] or by hard copy to the commission at P.O. Box 1132, Niagara Falls, NY 14303.

Projects being considered for consistency review are:

•Town of West Seneca - Oxbow Park acquisition

•Town of Newfane - Ye Olde Log Cabin project

•Town of Lewiston - Sanborn sign project

Once the public comment period has ended, the Niagara River Greenway Commission will review projects and, on March 17, vote on the consistency of the projects in relation to the award-winning Niagara River Greenway Plan. Project sponsors will then be notified in writing of the commission's findings, along with copies of the public's comments. It is then the responsibility of the project sponsor to pursue funding with entities that award support. Funding requests can be made through local, state and federal agencies, foundations and various Greenway standing committees.

To review the Final Niagara River Greenway Plan and GEIS or to learn more information about the commission, log onto www.niagaragreenway.org. The Niagara River Greenway Commission is a public benefit corporation established by Chapter 460 of the laws of 2004. It is 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.

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