News & Press

In the News: WBFO covers One Region Forward’s open house at ECC

Urban planning study examines area’s future options

July 23, 2014

WBFO is Buffalo’s NPR local news station; broadcasting on 88.7 fm and online news publication.

Excerpt:

Looking over future years to 2040 or 2050, what will this region look like? That depends, according to a study being conducted under the name One Region Forward.

The many groups and agencies involved in the project are coming closer to the end of the study and some conclusions about where the region is going, each one leading to a different region decades down the line. The study looks at what could happen here if the region decided on “sprawling smarter” or focusing back to the city.

Either choice leads to results on issues from public transit proximity to new homes to how much farmland is turned into housing sites.

There is also the issue of how much money there will be to implement any recommendations and keep up the transportation links which need maintenance.

Read the full article at WBFO