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Ideas for Buffalo's Waterfront

BUFFALO, NY - The City of Buffalo is unveiling grand new concepts for three large areas on the waterfront, and they want feedback from the public.

Tuesday night, three options for the Buffalo Harbor area, including the inner and outer harbors, were released.

Some examples of the scenarios for the outer harbor include passive recreation space, like baseball and soccer fields. Another scenario includes a waterfront city. And the third option is a mix of the two.

"At this point in time, it's really wide open. Some people are really passionate about parks. Some people are really passionate about residential. Some people are very passionate about the inner harbor and Canalside and finishing off what we're doing there. So we are getting all of that feedback right now," said Brendan Mehaffy, with the City Office of Strategic Planning.

The city says all the feedback over the next three nights will be used to create final redevelopment plans that will be released in October.

Actual development of the areas, however, could vary - some might be two years away, while other parts could take ten years to complete.

More redevelopment scenarios will be unveiled Wednesday and Thursday nights. Those plans are for the Buffalo River, and the Tonawanda Corridor in North Buffalo. 

See the waterfront redevelopment scenarios and tell the city what you think.


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