Niagara University Announces Collaborative Plan to Revitalize Niagara Falls’ South End
A brighter future is ahead for the South End of Niagara Falls, according to revitalization plans announced today by Niagara University, the city of Niagara Falls and several community partners.
The university’s Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement is leading a charge to convene several community entities in an effort to rehabilitate dilapidated housing and expand the potential for mixed-use development in designated areas of the city.
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara’s president, said that the university is fundamentally committed to leveraging its resources and encouraging key community partners to pledge theirs as a collective means of methodically reinvigorating Niagara Falls’ main economic corridor.
“This project, consistent with our Catholic and Vincentian mission, is intended to represent a seismic shift in improving communities for our great neighbors in Niagara Falls,” Father Maher said. “We are excited to collaborate with Mayor Dyster, as well as local businesses, organizations and city residents to buoy the economic, educational and social stability of this area.”