Mayor Byron Brown unveiled plans for another round of major improvements to the Erie Basin Marina. He recommended an allocation of $1.36 million in capital improvement funding from the Citizens Planning Council for an upgrade and expansion of the Hatch Restaurant, a popular summer-time destination for city residents, boaters and visitors.
"My administration continues to make major investments at Erie Basin Marina because we know people want more access to Buffalo's beautiful waterfront, a premier downtown and regional attraction that's filled with the potential for even more economic growth," said Mayor Brown. "The Hatch Restaurant continues to grow in popularity. Improvements to the restaurant will only enhance the experience of visitors who have made Erie Basin Marina among their favorite summer-time destinations."
In 2012, the city spent nearly a million dollars ($930,000) on improvements which included a new $400,000 Boardwalk, as well as new handicap accessible restrooms, and new security gates for boaters at the Marina.
Construction will soon begin on the building of a new ice cream gazebo, with an additional project cost of $406,000. The anticipated $1.3 million in capital funds will be spent on another round of major upgrades at the Hatch, including a new second story patio.
With this latest investment, Mayor Brown's Administration will have invested almost $2.7 million at Erie Basin Marina. Other recent investments include: construction of the beach at the Marina, sidewalk paving and picnic tables, new lighting and enhanced security.