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Eight months later and still no update on speedway project

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From Niagara This Week:

More than eight months after agreeing to meet with town officials to provide an update on the long-delayed Canadian Motor Speedway project, the developers have still not done so, and are no longer answering questions about the status of the project.

The overseas company providing the funding for the project appears to be in severe financial trouble.

About five years ago, the developers claimed the facility would be “race ready in 2016” but have thus far not applied for a building permit to get the project rolling.

Next phase of Victoria Avenue work before council

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Niagara Falls city council will consider awarding a $6.8-million contract to complete the second phase of a road reconstruction and streetscaping project along Victoria Avenue.

Staff is scheduled to present a report to politicians Tuesday recommending the lowest bidder, Rankin Construction, do the work.

The report also recommends staff appoint CIMA+ to conduct contract administration and inspection services for $448,653.

Not giving up despite ‘roadblocks, frustrations’

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Despite facing hurdles to get a $1.5-billion development off the ground in Niagara Falls, the chairwoman of the company behind the proposal remains confident the project will eventually move ahead.

“My vision to this project, and to the future of the project, has never been changed,” Helen Chang, chairwoman and chief executive officer of GR (CAN) Investment Co., Ltd., told The Niagara Falls Review through a translator.

Chang said she “doesn’t believe this project will die for any kind of reason.”

$7M Casino Niagara project underway

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Casino Niagara has started the next phase of a $7-million investment it says will “deliver an elevated” gaming and entertainment experience for all visitors.

The current phase of the project focuses on a transformation of the second level into a destination for sports fans, food enthusiasts, entertainment seekers and visitors.

Completion is scheduled for this fall.

The project includes a $3.5 million spend on infrastructure and redesign for a fresh entertainment experience that greets visitors as they walk through the doors.

An additional $3.5 million is being invested in technology and gaming, to offer guests the next generation of gaming.

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Niagara highrise partners eyeing Asian clientele

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From the Daily Commercial News:

The architectural drawings look stunning but groundbreaking for the $500-million, 1.3-million-square-foot River Road Niagara Falls Luxury Resort project remains a couple of years away at least as the project partners continue to piece together a development plan.

The project will see a pair of luxury highrise hotels, 61 and 60 storeys tall, along with such other amenities as high-end retail and restaurants, a 25,000-square-foot spa, conference support facilities, entertainment, observation decks and even a chapel, built near downtown in the River Road, Hiram Street and Blondin Avenue district.

This project was announced 5 years ago (see here and here), and there has still been 0 progress on it.

$8.3M second phase Victoria Avenue revitalization

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

The second phase of the streetscape revitalization along Victoria Avenue will cost $8.3 million.

It’s one of the most expensive projects in council’s 2017 capital budget. Read More…

Conservatory to temporarily close for maintenance

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

The Niagara Parks Commission’s Butterfly Conservatory will undergo a metamorphosis of sorts in the coming days.

The popular tourist attraction will temporarily close Jan. 9 to allow staff to carry out general maintenance and cleaning jobs that can’t be completed when the site is open to the public.

It will re-open Jan. 16.

The large trees and vines in the tropical enclosure will be trimmed back, plants will be rearranged and paths will be given a good scrub down, said curator Cheryl Tyndall.

The seven-day closure will also allow for the first phase of a project to renovate the auditorium.

A year of missed deadlines for Canadian Motor Speedway project

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From Niagara This Week:

The perpetually delayed Canadian Motor Speedway project in Fort Erie has closed out another year without meeting any of its own deadlines.

Early in 2016, the developers behind the speedway project claimed they would be doing “site alterations” in the fall to prepare the land for development, but that never happened. They also committed to securing a building permit for the massive $400-million development by “the end of 2016”. However, that also did not happen.

No shovels hit the ground in 2016, and no building permit was issued because the developers have still failed to acquire all the necessary land.

NPC seeks qualified bidders for marina project

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

The Niagara Parks Commission has issued a request for qualifications to move forward its plans to redevelop Miller’s Creek Marina.

Following input received from a public information session, and a formal request for information process, the commission is seeking third-party interest on one of three development options.

One option is to rehabilitate current marina amenities through a multi-phased plan operated by a third party.

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Niagara This Week – Niagara Parks moving forward with marina plan

Hamister Project in Niagara Falls Expected to Move Forward Soon

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From Time Warner Cable News:

The space on 310 Rainbow Boulevard in Niagara Falls is the projected home of a future six-story, mixed use development, but as it stands today, it’s still just empty undeveloped space.

“It’s a large project it’s a very complex project and it’s taking considerably longer than anyone had anticipated to complete the financial arrangements,” Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster said.

Hamister Group, LLC announced the general contractor in late June, and was hoping to break ground on the $35 million Hamister Hotel project over the summer.

However, months later there’s still no firm date for groundbreaking, and the approved project schedule continues to be pushed back

That’s why Michael DiCienzo of Niagara Falls New York Hotel Management wrote to the city, asking officials to consider letting his company develop the site instead.

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