July 21, 2014
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A massive planning effort to guide the future of Western New York is taking its next step, with a round of open house-style events both today and tomorrow.
One Region Forward, which seeks to analyze past planning and infrastructure decisions and envision a sustainable future, is being supported with a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and guided by more than 20 partners from Empire State Development Corp. to the Association of Erie County Governments to the City of Niagara Falls.
Through the fall and winter, more than 800 citizens have participated in an exercise to consider where and how Western New York could grow — and how — over the next 40 years, according to a One Region Forward news release.