. The property occupies a half-mile stretch along the north bank of the Buffalo River, just south of Canalside’s Central Wharf. The property stretches from behind the First Niagara Center to the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino. It acts as a wall between the Cobblestone District and the riverfront. Planners increasingly envision the space as a vibrant river walk. Removing transit infrastructure from the river’s edge will allow for the emergence of a pedestrian thoroughfare from the Erie Basin Marina to Ohio Street’s Riverfest Park, and with it a pedestrian streetscape that treats the river as a focal point of development – and does so at a scale and in a spatial form that priorities human interaction and public access.
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