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Buffalo Outer Harbor

Thank you for your interest in Buffalo’s Outer Harbor. Visit this page often for information and news regarding the development of the Outer Harbor and the public planning process.

Arial view of inner and outer harbor.
Inner and outer harbor Outer harbor.
Photos by: Joe Cascio  

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If you have ideas, questions or comments, please share them with our Buffalo Outer Harbor planning team. We will do our best to respond to questions/comments within 24-48. Email: OuterHarborInfo@esd.ny.gov

Outer Harbor Planning Process:

Public input on the future of the Outer Harbor has been collected in various forms for decades. Most recently, this input included dozens of public meetings with perhaps several thousand attendees as part of, to name a few, the city’s Brownfield Opportunity Area, Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan, and Green Code planning efforts. These plans solicited and incorporated input from people all over the city and region, and that input in many ways laid the foundation for the more detailed and implementation-oriented Outer Harbor Blueprint.

The current and most recent planning process, however—the Outer Harbor Blueprint—began in September 2013, when Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority would transfer approximately 350 acres of largely open and underutilized land to ECHDC, whose mission and resources better positioned it to meet the challenge of enhancing and accelerating the land’s development. For more information on the Outer Harbor planning process, click here.

Photos of ECHDC Public Outreach Meetings for Buffalo Outer Harbor Blueprint

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