From the Buffalo News:
Niagara Falls Redevelopment has submitted a plan for a $205 million hotel in downtown Niagara Falls.
Normally, city officials said, such a large project would be announced with plenty of hype. But in this case, the plans were simply dropped off at the city planning office on a Friday afternoon.
“Usually, when somebody proposes a $200 million anything, there’s a lot of fanfare,” city Planning Director Thomas DeSantis said. “Read into that what you will. It’s odd. It’s clearly unconventional.”
From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:
“It fell into disrepair and it sat, and now it’s coming back to life,” said Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Governor Cuomo toured the inside of the Hotel Niagara that is soon set to see a major transformation. The historic hotel that has been vacant for many years is where Marilyn Monroe stayed back in the 1950’s.
“It’s coming back to life in a modern version but with all the beauty of that history,” said Cuomo.
- Niagara Falls Reporter – Taxpayer ripoff at the Hotel Niagara: “Buy high, sell low” new Cuomo motto
A scaffolding walkway has been put together on Murray Hill at the back of the Hilton Fallsview. There is no indication yet of what kind of work will be done, but given the look of the walkway, I’d say it will be extensive, or take a long time to finish