As part of the new $1.48 billion Niagara Digital Campus development, NFR is proposing donating a portion of its existing land to the City of Niagara Falls for public amenities, including a potential public park that is actually closer to the residents who will use the park.
Significantly, 100% of the proposed land to be donated is owned by NFR, so the city would incur no land acquisition costs.
NFR will also donate $250,000 to the city each year for 10 years for upkeep and maintenance of the park.
In addition, NFR has proposed city-owned land on the corner of Third and Niagara Streets as an ideal location for the events center: Near Third Street hospitality businesses, hotels and other commercial locations, and with ample parking—including the Rainbow Mall parking ramp and the Seneca Casino. Utilizing existing parking for the proposed events center would save the city tens of millions in construction costs.
The upshot? Residents of Niagara Falls can get a park and high technology jobs and opportunity while adding to the city’s tax base, rather than adding to the tax burdens and deficits that will saddle future generations.
To view or June 2022 press release on the Urbacon/NFR development proposal, click here.
A Fact Sheet on the project can be downloaded here.