Broderick Park Public Meeting Tonight | Events
A Statement from the Mayor of the City of Buffalo
City Residents Invited to Share Input for Broderick Park Master Plan
BUFFALO, NY- Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced that the first of two meetings will be held later this month to gather feedback from the public on the proposed Master Plan for Broderick Park, which is located at the foot of West Ferry Street and is a prime location along the Niagara River.
“Improving access to Buffalo’s waterfront is something our citizens want,” said Mayor Brown. “For this reason, I encourage residents to attend these meetings, and share their input on vital improvements that will ultimately lead to Broderick Park’s full restoration.”
The city developed a conceptual Master Plan which will establish the basis for a $1.5 million city funded park revitalization project that includes an amphitheater and performance area, restructured parking, a new family gathering space and waterfront promenade. The intent of the Master Plan is to celebrate the historic value of the park, recently included in the National Park Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program, while reclaiming green space and providing for the everyday functions of the park.
The first public meeting will be held on the West Side of Buffalo:
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The Belle Center
104 Maryland Street (corner of Busti)
The second public meeting will be scheduled in June. The City of Buffalo has taken significant steps since 2010 (when it re-gained control of city wide parks from the county) to improve Broderick Park by doing day-to-day maintenance, and working with concerned stakeholders in anticipation of the planned improvements. The Master Plan is being prepared for the New York State Department of State with funds provided, in part, under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund Act.