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City of Niagara Falls seeks input for its local waterfront revitalization program


Mon, Nov 13th 2023 11:15 am

Submitted by the City of Niagara Falls

The City of Niagara Falls wants to hear from you!

The first Niagara Falls local waterfront revitalization program public meeting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the Niagara Falls Train Station, at 825 Depot Ave. The public is encouraged to drop-in anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. to participate in an informal and interactive open house. There will be a formal presentation beginning at 5:30 p.m. that will provide an overview of the LWRP program and how the community of Niagara Falls can stay involved in the planning process.

Participants will be asked to provide input on issues related to the city’s ongoing LWRP, including economic development, waterfront access, the environment, and recreational opportunities.

The presentation will also be available via Zoom. The is: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Pi4ovJ3FRM6uSghvXZBCSw.

The City of Niagara Falls, in partnership with the New York State Department of State, is preparing an LWRP to explore how to develop the city’s waterfront resources in a sustainable manner, with a focus on strengthening tourism, economic development, and protection of natural resources and cultural assets.

Building upon previous planning and economic development efforts, including the recent removal of a portion of the Niagara Scenic Parkway (formerly Robert Moses Parkway), the Niagara Waterfront Brownfield Opportunity Area, and the Main Street Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI), the LWRP will define a vision for lands along the Niagara River, Cayuga Creek and Gill Creek. The LWRP will also help identify specific projects for future grant funding requests.

“Exciting things are happening in Niagara Falls,” Mayor Robert Restaino said. “Building up our downtown and waterfront areas will make them a destination for residents and tourists alike. Projects like these help Niagara Falls continue to be a must-see destination in Western New York.”

For those unable to attend the public meeting, an online survey has been created to collect input for the LWRP. The survey will be open until Dec. 31, and is posted at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/niagarafallslwrp.

The community can learn more about the Niagara Falls LWRP and future public engagement activities at https://niagarafallsusa.org/government/city-departments/planning-and-environmental/.

For questions about the City of Niagara Falls LWRP, contact Kevin Forma, director of planning, at [email protected].

This project is funded by the New York State Department of State under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.

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