Design The Riverline!
Time & Location
About the Event
We are thrilled to announce that our design team will display early concept designs for The Riverline during a livestreamed YouTube event on February 24th at 7:00 p.m.
During the event, you will see design alternatives for The Riverline and hear from Barbara Wilks of W Architecture and Landscape Architecture and MacArthur Genius grant recipient Walter Hood of Hood Design Studio. The event is free and open to the public.
We are virtually exhibiting these early designs to get public feedback. This feedback will assist in developing preferred concept designs, which will be shared with the public in the spring. We recently requested photographs from you, encouraging you to show us what you would like to see at The Riverline. In response, we received more than 400 photos from across the region, so thank you! Now is your chance to see how your photos inspired the design team.
“Getting the public's input on the initial concepts is a significant step in our design work,” said Barbara Wilks of W Architecture and Landscape Architecture, the lead design firm, which is based in Brooklyn. “Not only will it give the community an opportunity to see different possible versions of The Riverline’s future, it will also give the community a chance to shape that vision moving forward. Community feedback is critical during this phase, and we welcome it.”
Funding for this phase of work comes in part through an Environmental Protection Fund grant (EPF #180842) administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Additional funding is provided by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York Blue Fund; The First Niagara Foundation in partnership with KeyBank; Moog Inc.; an Erie Canalway IMPACT grant awarded by the Erie Canalway Heritage Fund funded in part through the generous support of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor; Nancy and Tom Smith; Peggy and Jay Elliott; Kathy Lasher and Scott Bieler; and other individual community donors. The Land Conservancy continues to seek additional funding for The Riverline.