An urban nature trail with woodlands, meadows, and wetlands, in a once industrial area minutes from downtown, was envisioned by city planners decades ago
The Riverline will be an iconic, innovative, and inspiring nature trail and greenway right in the heart of Buffalo.
The Riverline will connect entire communities to nature, to the waterfront, and to each other. There is an incredible emerging trail system throughout the city of Buffalo, the region, and the entire State of New York—on land and in the water—The Riverline will be part of that network.
This project will be a world-class model for equitable development, ensuring that the communities surrounding the area benefit from it. When complete, The Riverline will celebrate Buffalo’s history, incredible natural wonders, and amazing people. It will be a catalyst for Buffalo’s renaissance.
|Status||Advocacy & Design|
|Opening||June 1, 2023|
|Size||40 acres, 1.5 miles|
|Design Team||W Architecture, Hood Design Studio, Green Shield Ecology|
Western New York Land Conservancy
|Project Leader||Nancy Smith|
Latest News / The Riverline
The Riverline project intended to transform the former DL&W rail corridor into a 1.5-mile urban nature trail along the Buffalo River recently received national attention when it became part of the High Line Network.
Metropolis catches up with the High Line Network, a consortium of North American reuse projects that has been sharing notes and best practices through the pandemic.