Category: Niagara Falls Developments

    CORE: Niagara Falls area has $1.82 Billion in development in the works

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    From Buffalo Business First:

    Niagara Falls and surroundings are defined worldwide by just two words: Niagara Falls. But there’s more to the western region of Niagara County, from Artpark in Lewiston to the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls. Municipalities include Lewiston, Niagara Falls, North Tonawanda and Wilson.

    The article then goes on to list them all and their value.

    Road removal plan seeks to connect Niagara Falls to ‘greatest waterfront in the world’

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    From the Buffalo News:

    The plan calls for removing a 2-mile section of the Niagara Scenic Parkway in Niagara Falls.

    And it’s getting some good reviews.

    “We certainly see it as a positive opportunity for us,” said Gary K. Siddall, executive director of the Aquarium of Niagara. “There’s a lot of obstruction (now) with the bridge over the parkway and the parkway itself. It cuts us off from the tourist areas.”

    Anchor Bar coming to downtown Niagara Falls

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    Those who could not point out Western New York on a map may still be familiar with what are among its chief cultural exports – chicken wings and Niagara Falls.

    The two will be within blocks of each other by Nov. 10, when the Merani Hotel Group will open an Anchor Bar franchise inside its Holiday Inn on Buffalo Avenue.

    The development was first announced by Niagara Falls City Councilwoman Kristen Grandinetti during a Gazette-sponsored debate at the Main Street public library on Monday. It was confirmed Tuesday by Merani Hotel Group’s Vice President of Operations, Michael Marsh.

    Video of Niagara Speedway Test Drive

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    The Clifton Hill Facebook page posted a point of view (POV) video yesterday of a test drive around the Niagara Speedway track. It’s looking pretty good.

    Niagara Speedway Test Drive

    Vrrooom Vrrooom!!! First lap around the Niagara Speedway track. https://www.cliftonhill.com/attractions/niagara-speedway

    Posted by Clifton Hill – Niagara Falls Fun on Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    Council approves application for hotel towers

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    City council gave the green light on two, 38-storey and one, 56-storey hotel developments on Robinson Street that represent about $600 million worth of investment.

    Canadian Niagara Hotels, the company behind the project, said each tower will cost between $180 million to $200 million, while the team’s agent, Michael Kirkland, told councillors Tuesday night it’s going to provide about 2,000 permanent, full-time jobs.

    The three towers will provide more than 1,800 hotel rooms, meeting rooms, retail stores, restaurants, on-site surface parking, and parking garages.

    “You’re getting close to what it cost to build the casino way back. You must have real confidence in Niagara Falls,” said Coun. Kim Craitor.

    Three hotel towers planned for Robinson Street

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    I posted about the public notice sign a few weeks ago

    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Three high rise hotels could soon be added to the fallsview skyline.

    Canadian Niagara Hotels has applied to the city for a zoning by-law amendment to allow for the development of a 56-storey hotel and two 35-storey hotels on Robinson Street.

    The existing by-law allows for a 30-storey height limit, but taller buildings can be considered if no adverse impacts are created by the development such as shadowing on residential areas and green spaces and encroachments on the view of the falls.

    Currently, the tallest hotel in the city is the 56-storey Hilton Hotel & Suites on Fallsview Boulevard. The nearby Embassy Suites Hotel has 43 storeys.

    $7M upgrade at ‘here to stay’ Casino Niagara

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    A $7-million upgrade to Casino Niagara expected to be completed by mid November is another example the facility — which originally was meant to be temporary — is “here to stay,” says Niagara Casinos president Richard Taylor.

    “The property was starting to get a little bit tired, and it was in need of a rebuild, and that was sort of the impetus behind all of this, was the need to recreate what this property is, and to give the customers more of what it is that they’re looking for,” said Taylor.

    “But it’s not just this current project. With our partnership with (Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation), there’s been a $20-million investment in this property over the last couple of years, on the level upstairs, and a number of the other pieces of infrastructure here. So we’re approaching a $30-million investment at this property within the last couple of years. It’s a significant part of our business, and it’s here to stay.”

    Falls becoming ‘entertainment capital of Canada’

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The new 5,000-seat entertainment centre will be a catalyst for more development, and begin to position Niagara Falls as the “entertainment capital of Canada,” says Joe Dicosimo, president of Hospitality Resorts Inc., partner of Niagara Falls Entertainment Partners.

    “With the world-famous falls behind us, known all over the world, the convention centre, all the great attractions that we built up over the years, this is the missing link,” he said during a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday.

    “We’re positioned now, working together, to become the entertainment capital of Canada.”

    Another proposal for more hotels

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    I saw this sign the other day beside the parking lot on Clifton Hill. It is regarding all of the greenspace between that parking lot and Robinson St.

    You can see the the details on the City of Niagara Falls website, or here

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