The Town of Tonawanda received funding thru the Niagara River Greenway Commission and retained the services of Joy Kuebler Landscape Architect, PC to conduct a feasibility study and prepare preliminary plans to landscape various Tonawanda waterfront corridors, with a primary emphasis on River Road and a secondary, broader emphasis on the connecting corridors of Grand Island Blvd., Sawyer Avenue, and the lower portion of Sheridan Drive.
These corridors are characteristic of abandoned, degraded or underutilized sites across Western NY. The Niagara River waterfront in particular poses great challenges but also provides a great opportunity. Work already undertaken in the redevelopment of our former industrial sites throughout the region shows us we can create a new relationship with our waterfront areas.
Tonawanda has the opportunity to reimagine an industrial corridor in a way acknowledges the past industry that built the community but respects the environment in a completely new way. This project strengthens the continuous link from Buffalo to Youngstown along the mighty Niagara River and will connect the Town of Tonawanda with its waterfront heritage.