The Western New York Land Conservancy announced the winner of DL&W design contest, Friday.

A New York City-based landscape design firm called MNLA won the contest with a design entitled All Aboard Reclaiming Hill & Del. Their design includes a wide walking path, lined with trees and greenery, walking bridges, restored nature areas. And, there’s even enough space for cyclists.

We were so happy to be a part of something that can reclaim space for the community, that is already there and has a lot of good framework to it, but then we were so inspired by the history, Molly Bourne, MNLA Landscape Design Firm.

Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY) says the restoration of this 1.5 mile stretch is one of many improvements happening along the waterfront.

These projects are ambitious, these projects are challenging, these projects are the ones that really matter, he said.

The conservancy received design proposals from local agencies and from agencies across the nation.


“We’ve raised almost a million, and we hope to raise about $200,000 by the end of the year for this next phase, Smith said. So, what happens next is we’re taking the ideas the vision and continuing the feedback from the community.”

For more information on the Western New York Land Conservancy