NFTA Notifies City and County of Intent to Sell Waterfront Property | News
BUFFALO, NY - There may be some more movement on plans for the NFTA to finally sell off its waterfront property.
The agency is now telling the City of Buffalo and Erie County that the door is open to a potential deal.
The Small Boat Harbor, and other property in the Outer Harbor along the lake, are currently owned by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.
But now, the NFTA board is formally notifying the local governments of their plans to sell all that property, so the city and county could make an offer.
"The board will take actions to sit down and discuss potential... what the potential is to sell the waterfront property," says NFTA Spokesman Doug Hartmayer. "Could be to the city, could be to the county. All the parties and all the stakeholders involved I'm sure will be at the table to discuss that process and how it will unfold."
This move also comes as the City of Buffalo seeks public input on three options, on both the inner and outer harbor areas.
City officials say options for the outer harbor include either recreation space, a waterfront city, or even a mix of the two.
Hartmayer says the NFTA welcomes those discussions as their plans to leave the waterfront move forward.
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