The construction projects now in progress in and around Buffalo’s historic waterfront are being done the right way according to David Colligan. And he should know.
Colligan currently serves on the board of the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC). Founded in 1999, the ECHDC is responsible for waterfront infrastructure projects along the inner harbor (Buffalo River) and the outer harbor (Lake Erie). Completed projects include the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park, the Commercial Slip and the Central Wharf. In addition, the Canalside project, adjacent to the Erie Canal Harbor site, is well underway. It covers approximately 20 acres which are being developed for entertainment, hotel, office, retail, residential, restaurant, and other uses.