An initiative for revitalization, celebrating Lockport’s assets and rich history

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Overview

The Lockport Tourism Focus Area Revitalization Initiative’s purpose is to develop strategic revitalization objectives that give thorough consideration to the rich industrial history in the City of Lockport focused around the Erie Canal. While building on the heritage of Lockport, the revitalization process will also aim to provide a framework for how underutilized properties located throughout the Tourism Focus Area can lead to redevelopment initiatives that improve the economy and quality of life for residents and businesses. The Lockport Tourism Focus Area Revitalization Initiative kicked off in April 2012, and is anticipated to be completed in the summer of 2013.

Our Tourism Focus Area

The Lockport Tourism Focus Area is a 394 acre area centered on the City’s vibrant downtown, the historic Erie Canal and the scenic Eighteen Mile Creek corridor. The boundary for the Focus Area generally consists of LaGrange Street and Ashley Place to the south, North Street and Olcott Street to the north, Transit Road, Jackson Street, Clinton Street and Prospect Street to the west and Washburn Street and Lake Avenue to the east.

Sponsors

Our work is sponsored by the City of Lockport through the Department of Community Planning, with funding provided by the NYS Department of State (NYSDOS) Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) program and technical assistance from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).