ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — The first submission period for the Buffalo Skyway Corridor Competition closed on Friday. According to Governor Cuomo, Empire State Development received over 100 submissions from all across the United States and even some international entries from Canada, Italy, India, and China.
The competition challenges the nation's top designers, economists, planners and architects to reimagine the corridor. The new design should define a clear vision for the City of Buffalo's waterfront.
"A new vision for the Skyway corridor will be the latest step forward in the continued revitalization and resurgence of Buffalo, and we're looking forward to reviewing the proposals that can make it a reality," says Cuomo.
The winning design proposal will be awarded a $100,000 prize. Second place will receive $50,000 and third place will receive $25,000. Up to twenty of the Part 1 respondents will be asked to submit a Part 2 proposal, beginning July 15th.
A jury of experts will hear from finalists to select the three prize winners in September. The jury will consider the costs for the vision, how the benefits outweigh the costs, and how the plan could accommodate future daily traffic between downtown and the southtowns.
You can find previous 7 Eyewitness News reporting on the Skyway Corridor Competition here.