The Outer Harbor could be getting another facelift.
A new five million dollar proposal to turn a vacant space, by the Bell Slip, into a new bike friendly park, is awaiting final approval from the Buffalo Common Council and Mayor Byron Brown.
After a year of planning, those working on the project hope to have shovels in the ground by Memorial day, and they say the park will be a great place for families to enjoy time togeather.
"This would be a place where people who live in the city or live in the surrounding areas can take their kids, and take their families and ride their bicycles in a safe off road facility," Jim Allen, of the WNY Mountain Bicycling Association, tells Seven Eyewitness News.
The project, which is a part of the Buffalo Billion Funding, will also help remove invasive species from the Outer Harbor, and as WNYMBA president Jon Sunquist tells us, is a big part in the continued development of the waterfront.
"This is something that the City of Buffalo has been wanting for a long time, and it's going to be an important part of bringing the Outer Harbor into what people have been talking about for twenty five years."