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Congressman urges agency to prepare vacant Buffalo waterfront terminal for development


BUFFALO, New York — A Buffalo-area congressman is calling for a $10 million investment in a vacant railroad terminal on the city's waterfront so that it can eventually be developed.

Rep. Brian Higgins says the upper floor of the two-story Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad terminal has nearly 75,000 square feet of space, including outdoor space with scenic views of the Buffalo River. Higgins on Tuesday urged the Erie County Harbor Development Corp. to put some money set aside for parking structures into the terminal instead.

He says an additional $10 million should go toward a public access trail to connect existing waterfront attractions.

Robert Gioia, chairman of the waterfront development corporation, says the state agency will consider Higgins' recommendations.

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