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