1160 Niagara Street is looking a lot different than it did last week during a press conference, when Riverkeeper announced that it will be constructing a new park and paddlesport launch. After ‘bulldozing’ the row of buildings, there is now a prime sight line onto the Scajaquada Creek (see project).
This park will be a fantastic addition to Niagara Street, and will greatly enhance the City’s street infrastructure project from Elmwood Avenue to Ontario Street.
Speaking of Niagara and Ontario Street, the NFTA “Park and Ride” is well underway. Once complete, people will be able to park their cars and hop on a bus to downtown Buffalo (25 parking spaces available – corner of Niagara and Ontario).
This is a great feature for people who live nearby that don’t want to deal with parking issues in downtown Buffalo – expenses and lack of spots. One would think that the project will include some environmentally sensitive features that would deal with ‘rain capture’ at the site. Not only is that kind of imperative these days, it would also go a long way to aesthetically enhance the corner.