Waterfront Development Moving Forward

July 2, 2012 Updated Jul 2, 2012 at 7:14 AM EDT

By WKBW News

July 2, 2012 Updated Jul 2, 2012 at 7:14 AM EDT

In just a few weeks we should have an idea of what's next on Buffalo's waterfront. City leaders are reviewing bids for the Webster Block, between First Niagara Center and HSBC Atrium. The city is expected to award a bid by August 15th. A report in this week's Business First takes a look at the proposals, which range from a hotel to ice rinks to office development. Mayor Byron Brown tells Business First he's pleased with the proposals and he says he wants work to begin at the site by next summer.

Three nonprofit groups are teaming up on a project that will bring low cost computers to the public. Computers for Children will supply refurbished computers to five stores owned by Goodwill and the City Mission. Prices will start at $149 for a desktop and $179 for a laptop. A report in this week's Business First says the deal will allow low income shoppers to buy computers, while increasing revenues for the nonprofit groups by as much as $30,000.

You can read more in this week's Business First.

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