Upstate New York’s largest urban centers are pursuing economic development strategies that include a major focus on their canal heritage.
Canalside in Buffalo has already transformed Buffalo’s waterfront into a year-round destination.
The City of Rochester is pursuing Aqueduct Reimagined, the centerpiece of the ROC the Riverway initiative, which aims to transform the historic aqueduct into a central gathering place while improving connectivity downtown along the riverfront.
Now, the Albany WaterWay Canal Project is garnering growing attention from the city’s leaders and legislators.
Photo of Albany Waterfront along the Hudson River.