The overall vision of 1660 Niagara Street is to use the property as a safe and publicly accessible passive waterfront greenspace. In addition, through existing and restored ecological features, the site offers recreational opportunities along the shoreline in the form of paddle sport launch spaces, viewpoints, and fishing areas.
The primary goal for the site is to create safe, gentle, public access to the existing and restored natural features of the site while maintaining the restored ecological integrity of the property. Creating public access to the site will benefit the Buffalo and Westside community. The property will bring forward the natural features of the site and be easy to access, use and navigate to ensure enjoyable experiences for neighborhood visitors.
1660 Niagara Street is an approximately 0.4± acre site located within an urban area north of the interchange of Interstate I-190 and New York State Route 198 (Scajaquada Expressway), approximately 200 feet northwest of the intersection of Niagara Street and Tonawanda Street (see Figure 1). The shoreline along an outlet of the Scajaquada Creek and a dock form the western edge of the site boundary. The sidewalk that runs along Niagara Street forms the eastern edge of the property and commercial uses exist north of the project site. South of the site is a wooded area that lies beneath a railroad bridge.