Waterfront access and park preservation
ARC 280 – Final Paper
The Greenway Plan –
Vision statement -
The Niagara River Greenway is a world-class corridor of places, parks and landscapes that
celebrates and interprets our unique natural, cultural, recreational, scenic and heritage
resources and provides access to and connections between these important resources.
Finally, the Vision Statement highlights the importance of increasing access
to and connections between the region’s many resources through a variety of
methods, including signage, “wayfinding” systems, trails, waterfront access
sites, overlooks, gateways and interpretive sites, to name a few.
Under the umbrella of the Niagara River Greenway, these entities can
advance local and regional agendas for community livability, environmental
sustainability, tourism and economic revitalization.
The numerous forts that have lined its shores– including Fort Niagara, Fort
George, Fort Schlosser, Fort Porter, and Fort Erie, among others—are a
testament to the River’s strategic importance. The Niagara Frontier had a
role in all of the early wars of this nation, particularly the War of 1812, as the
opposing sides fought for control of both shores.
The grain elevators and shipping docks in the City of Buffalo, the impressive