New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced approximately $24 million for three new projects to expand Buffalo’s waterfront.
The projects and investments include:
North Aud Block: a $10 million investment to complete the historic street grid and set the site for future development of the North Aud Block.
1825 Packet Boat: a $4-million commitment to construct a new facility to build a replica 1825 packet boat at Canalside.
Buffalo Blueway: a $10-million investment to create a network of public access points along the waterways of Buffalo.
The governor announced $10 million to support the transformation of the North Aud Block, a two-acre parcel where Memorial Auditorium once stood. Infrastructure planning, design and construction of the North Aud Block will be supported under the Canalside General Project Plan. The planning and engineering phase will include walkable streets and underground infrastructure and services, such as parking, which would help facilitate a series of future development and service a series of future development parcels that will later be competitively solicited for development.
An open, competitive request for proposals for design contract will go out in fall 2018.