NFTA transfers Outer Harbor property to ECHDC

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation is now the official owner of the land in Buffalo’s Outer Harbor previously controlled by the NFTA.

On Thursday, the NFTA transferred the 354 acres of waterfront land to the ECHDC, though the NFTA will continue to operate the boat harbor for the 2014 season.

Last September a plan was announced to create a new state park, including a public swimming beach, at the location. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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