Cuomo has big plans for Niagara Falls tourism

Posted at 7:34 PM, Jan 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-10 19:34:16-05

Governor Andrew Cuomo is now proposing a second phase of the Buffalo Billion initiative.  A key focus is increasing tourism in places like Niagara Falls.

The governor would like to construct a new state-operated tourism visitor center on Grand Island, reclaim 135,000 acres of the Niagara Gorge corridor to be restored for more green space activities, and turn Goat Island into a year-round destination complete with a world-class lodge.

So what do people and lawmakers think?

7 Eyewitness News Reporter Ed Reilly went to Niagara Falls to find out.