A meeting of the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Standing Committee* recently saw approval of funding for various urban projects, many of them situated along the waterfront. One of those projects was the Tifft Street Pier – the committee has approved $470,000 towards the amenity that will provide access to people for fishing, strolling, etc. while also creating an extension to the existing three mile path. Some of the nearby destinations include Gallagher Beach, Tifft Nature Preserve, NFTA boat harbor and the Outer Harbor Greenbelt.
This is another crucial component to a long list of waterfront features that the public has been clamoring for – this stretch of the Outer Harbor has come around in recent years via provisions such as boardwalks, piers and trails. It is also an area that has been under close observation as of late, since the public has been brought into numerous discussions in order to pinpoint additional amenities needed.
*The committee receives $2 million a year from NYPA according to the terms of a 50-year licensing agreement the Authority signed for the Niagara Power Project in 2007.