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Eight Applicants Vie for $2M in Greenway Grant Funds

On Friday, March 20, the Buffalo & Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee, under new Chairman, Tom Hersey, Jr. (Erie County Commissioner for Environment & Planning), will announce the recipients of 2020 Greenway grant funds. Last month, eight groups vying for the $2M (as part of NYPA’s licensing agreement) outlined their projects that pertained to expanding, improving, and creating new Greenway features.

The Buffalo & Erie County Greenway makes the area more accessible—and more fun.

Altogether, the groups pitched approximately $3.3M in projects, all of which are designed to improve access (mostly) to the waterfront, ranging from significant hard costs to wayfinding improvements. 

Listed below are the eight applicants:

  1. Buffalo & Erie Co. Botanical Gardens: Expansion Project (lead image – architect Toshiko Mori)
  2. Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park: Marine Drive Pedestrian Access & Safety Project
  3. Buffalo Lighthouse Association, Inc.: South Buffalo Lighthouse Restoration and Reuse Project
  4. Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy: Scajaquada Trail – Delaware Park Rumsey Woods
  5. Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy: Wayfinding & Signage Project
  6. City of Buffalo: Centennial Park Seawall Supplemental
  7. County of Erie: Shoreline Trail Enhancement Project- Phase 1 Construction & Phase 2 Design
  8. WNY Land Conservancy: The Riverline: Concept and Schematic Design

The “Announcement of Awards” will be on Friday, March 20 at 8:30 am.

Lead image courtesy Buffalo & Erie Co. Botanical Gardens

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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