Buffalo, NY

Erie Canal Harbor Master Plan

Completed 2004

Winner

2006 The Waterfront Center
Honor Award for Historic Preservation/Design

Redevelopment of this 12 acre urban renewal parcel located on the Buffalo River at the historic terminus of the Erie Barge Canal included designs for several projects including the Erie Canal Harbor Master Plan. Flynn Battaglia Architects led the project on both phases of the $47 million project and the master plan. A team of expert consultants assisted FBA guide the project through complex programming and design scenarios. The detailed Erie Canal Harbor Master Plan of the remaining nine acres was accepted by the public after a thorough public review process. Goals of the master plan included the inclusion of program and design recommendations to recreate the Erie Canal Harbor terminus as a vibrant central location for local citizens and visitors and Sought to incorporate a restored portion of the Commercial Slip, several boat basins, a recreated Central Wharf, interpretive historic exhibits and a new site for the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Museum.