BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A community gathered Tuesday to discuss the future of a field just outside City Honors, and excitement filled the room.
Officials say they’re looking forward to what could come next to Fosdick field after a housing project was demolished. They say they spent the past year studying what to do with the field.
Developers have officially released renderings of what the field could look like if they redesign the area into an athletic field. They say they’re looking to restor ethe design Frederick Law Olmsted helped create in the 1880s, a space for kids to play in with plenty of space for schoolkids to use for class.
“I want you to know that the city remains very committed and very strongly supportive of this initiative, and it’s going to take all of us working together to make it happen,” Mayor Byron Brown said.
Cost remains a concern, but foundation grant money is expected to help. Erie County Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams pledged her support.
“It’s not always that you can see elected officials, people from the religious community, the business community, students, everybody coming together to work for a common cause,” Miller-Williams said.
Many organizations back the plan for the field, including the Fruit Belt Neighborhood Coalition and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.