Burchfield Penney hosts Outer Harbor Public Meeting
Thursday, May 2, 2019
The Outer Harbor has a $125 million master plan.
The plan includes boardwalks and waterfront promenades, five miles of new trails, the Connecting Terminal silos used as a welcoming station, and new shoreline and aquatic habitats.
It puts a priority on leisure activities, access to the water, ecological restoration and the site's industrial heritage.
"This is the big picture," said Steven Ranalli, president of Erie Canal harbor Development Corp. "This is what we want to do over the next 20 years."
The little things are not overlooked. Seven washrooms are on the horizon for the 196-acre site that's roughly 10 times the size of Canalside, along with food stands and food truck service.
Read more from Mark Sommer in The Buffalo News.