BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Statement by Congressman Brian Higgins on Bass Pro:
"Western New Yorkers have waited fifty years for waterfrontdevelopment to happen and we aren't waiting anymore. After nearly adecade of talk there comes a point when this community shouldexpect our business partners to either sign on the dotted line orwe as a community must again stand up for ourselves and demand wemove forward.
“I will be asking Erie Canal Harbor DevelopmentCorporation to develop a revised plan with emphasis on publicinfrastructure that will help us to reach our full waterfrontpotential. Thanks to our hard work over the last several years wehave over $100 million in NYPA funding immediately available toimplement that plan.
“The potential for a great Buffalo waterfront is emerging;we know it and we see it with the increased crowds at the Inner andOuter Harbor today. The last nine years of limbo is unreasonableand unfortunate but today, with nothing holding us back, wecontinue the momentum we already see along the water’sedge."
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