BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Part of Niagara Street in Buffalo is getting a bit of a face lift. Community members have another chance to give input on changes they want to see.
The city's department of public works and sewer authority is revamping Niagara Street between Niagara Square and Porter Avenue. The group Niagara Street Now is collecting feedback for improvements from Porter all the way up to Ontario Street. The group is hosting its second open-house style meeting on the topic from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rich Products.
More than 100 people took part in a survey at Wednesday night's meeting. Many asked for more lighting, benches and more views of the waterfront. The group is also looking at driving, walking, biking and integrating history into the remodel.
"It makes it a more desirable place to live. It would increase housing values. I think that it would bring more police protection as you get more businesses into the neighborhood. I think it's a win-win," said Joseph Golombek Jr., North District Common Council member.
The department of public works aims to start with a bid in January.