A Vision for Black Rock Harbor – West Scajaquada

Did you ever wonder what could happen if the 198 Expressway weren’t looming over precious waterfront land, dividing communities, thwarting investment, and destroying sensitive ecological habitat?

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The Western Scajaquada Coalition asked Make Communities, in partnership with Brad Wales Architecture and Jason Knight, professor of Geography and Planning at Buffalo State College, to help them develop a vision for Black Rock Harbor and West Scajaquada.

The result: hundreds of thousands of square feet of new and redevelopment, four miles of restored shoreline and waterfront trails providing a green link from the Olmsted Parks to the river and a trail connecting art, history and innovation, room for an expanded, enhanced and accessible Buffalo State College, a major new athletic and recreation complex and more.

There’s much more to see from the community’s vision, and the public is welcome to come out to the Buffalo History Museum at 6PM tonight to learn more.

Hope to see you there!

More preview coverage of tonight’s event can be found at Buffalo Rising and WKBW.