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James Neiss/staff photographer
NIagara Falls - A public open house was held to present concepts and findings from the Niagara Opportunity Area project at the Niagara Falls Water Board that included available real estate like this at the corner of Hyde Park Boulevard and Buffalo Avenue.
For Immediate Release: February 23, 2017
Contact: Alan Nusbaum (Environmental/GIS Coordinator) | (716) 286-4462 | Alan.Nusbaum@niagarafallsny.gov
RELEASE: Niagara Opportunity Area Project Public Meeting to Take Place February 28
Niagara Falls, N.Y. – A public open house will be held to present concepts and findings from the Niagara Opportunity Area project at the Niagara Falls Water Board, 5815 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 6:30-8 p.m.
The purpose of the Niagara Opportunity Area project is to advance redevelopment of underutilized and vacant sites in the Buffalo Avenue corridor and the Upper Niagara River. The Niagara Opportunity Area project focused on four strategic sites in the area that, if redeveloped, will be catalysts for area wide redevelopment including:
Adams Power Plant and Acheson Road area;
Niagara Falls Boulevard Corridor west of I-190;
Hyde Park/Buffalo Avenue intersection; and
Buffalo Avenue near the I-190 bridge.
The City, with the help of consultants and a steering committee, developed potential redevelopment scenarios for each of the sites including 3D visualizations that will be available at the meeting. Redevelopment scenarios are based on an economic and market analysis.
Findings from the project have been shared with local developers and will be used to facilitate future redevelopment at the sites as well as supporting requests for grants and funding.
Funding for the project is provided by the New York State Department of State’s Office of Planning and Development through the Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) program.
For more information on the Niagara Opportunity Area project, please visit: http://www.niagaraopportunity.org.
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Special Assistant to the Mayor
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Niagara Falls, NY 14302