March 1, 2021

Design Concepts for The Riverline Presented to Community

On Wednesday, February 24th, the Western New York Land Conservancy, W Architecture & Landscape Architecture, Hood Design Studio, and Green Shield Ecology hosted a virtual public meeting to present concept design alternatives for the Riverline. The Riverline will be a 1.5 mile public space that stretches along the Buffalo River and Canalside in Buffalo, NY. You can read more about the history and background of the project here.

The meeting included an overview of what has been learned from the community about neighborhood history and direct feedback from the community at pop-up events on the site. Back in December, the Conservancy and design team asked the public to submit photos that might help provide ideas on what the space should look like. The team received over 400 photos!

The neighborhood history, community conversations, and photos received guided the development of elements of the design and three conceptual approaches. Elements included the line, the linkages, and the framework. The three concepts for how the Riverline could feel and function include refuge, gardens, and recreation.

The meeting had a live poll running as the concepts were presented, but it is not too late to participate! The Conservancy and design team are still seeking feedback to help develop the preferred concepts. You can see an overview of the materials presented and add your comments here.

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