Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York
EDR has been honored to continue our work in the City of Niagara Falls, where the restoration of the Niagara gorge rim and its reconnection to adjacent neighborhoods along the upper Niagara River will be truly transformative. A one mile stretch of the 50-year old, four-lane Robert Moses Parkway from Main Street in the City of Niagara Falls to its intersection with Findlay Drive will be removed to allow for a re-greening of the park with multi-use trails, improved scenic overlooks, and other park amenities. Whirlpool Street will be improved as a complete street, reconnecting pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists to this incredible natural resource. As one of the subconsultants on the project consulting team, EDR worked on developing three alternative concepts from which the preferred concept was selected, and produced simulations to illustrate the proposed gateways, streetscape improvements, and scenic overlooks. We participated in community outreach, engaging critical stakeholders throughout the process, and provided an assessment of potential impacts on ecological resources, including threatened and endangered species.