Public input sought on proposed trail in Buffalo

Date/Time
Date(s) - Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
Larkin at Exchange

Categories


The Western New York Land Conservancy is asking the public for input on its latest initiative—a proposed iconic, innovative, and inspiring trail along the abandoned DL&W rail corridor in downtown Buffalo. The public is invited to attend an open house about the project from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 in the 1st Floor Café in the Larkin at Exchange Building. 
Advanced registration is requested. Register online or by calling (716) 687-1225.
 
The DL&W Corridor is a mile-and-a-half-long ribbon of green that runs through The Valley, The First Ward and the Perry Neighborhood, from the Buffalo River near Solar City to downtown Buffalo near Canalside. The Land Conservancy has been working closely with neighborhood residents, business owners, and community leaders to develop a vision plan for the future of this corridor. 
 
“We envision the DL&W corridor becoming a place where people can walk or ride a bike and where wildlife can find a home,” said Nancy Smith, Land Conservancy executive director. “We hope to convert this remnant of our industrial heritage into a beautiful, engaging and ecologically resilient linear park.”
 
The open house will feature presentations by the Land Conservancy and community leaders, an exciting fly-over video of the corridor filmed by a drone, and draft guiding principles and strategies based on community input to date. Most importantly, the Land Conservancy wants attendees to come and share their thoughts and opinions about the early plans for the corridor. Once the community vision plan is completed in June, the Land Conservancy will kick off an exciting design competition for the corridor, sponsored by M&T Bank. 
 
The Land Conservancy is collaborating on this project with the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA), which owns the land. 
 
If you would like to support this project, donations can be made on the Land Conservancy’s website or by sending a check made payable to the “Western New York Land Conservancy” to P.O. Box 471, East Aurora, NY 14052. All donations for the DL&W project are tax-deductible.
Contact the Land Conservancy with any questions or comments at info@wnylc.org or (716) 687-1225.