$12.3M Cultural Hub, Farmers’ Market Wins Niagara Falls Council Approval

Niagara Falls council has given the go-ahead to a new cultural hub and farmers' market in the Main and Ferry streets area.

The long gestating project, which sprung from a cultural plan the city commissioned in 2013, could begin construction this fall. It will feature spacious indoor and outdoor display areas, a café, studio space and room for permanent and temporary art exhibits.

At $12.3 million, the project will be much more than the estimated $3 million to $5 million discussed two years ago, and more than the $10 million council allocated for the project in this year's budget.

While Coun. Lori Lococo said the project started at a "small amount," there are government grants, sponsorship and fundraising opportunities to help reduce the cost.

A glimpse of the new $12.3-million cultural hub and farmers' market, which Niagara Falls city council approved Tuesday. It will replace the Sylvia Place Farmers' Market in the Main & Ferry area. - Special to The Niagara Falls Review

Once complete, it will be a "leading edge, sustainable building," she added.

Council unanimously approved the project.

"We've waited a long time," said Coun. Victor Pietrangelo. "A lot of people have been waiting to see this go forward."

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Published on : Thursday, 1st of January 1970


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