Connecting Community Plans

Tonawanda Main Street has three planning initiatives underway:

  • Economic Development Plan,

  • Parking Study, and

  • Historic Survey.

As part of the planning process, on December 3rd, Tonawanda Main Street held a Public Open House to present each of the projects and gather feedback from the public. Information gathered during the session will help inform the development of the plans.

In addition to the feedback during the meeting, the Parking Study is completing an online survey to identify parking needs in the downtown. To help us identify existing parking needs, please take a few minute to complete the survey by clicking on the following link:

Information from these studies will help prepare Tonawanda Main Street, together with the City of Tonawanda Local Development Corporation, to function as a sustainable grassroots organization focused on downtown revitalization.  Thank you for your participation!

Each of these projects are made possible by the City of Tonawanda, in partnership with the Western Erie Canal Alliance, and a grant from the New York State Department of State under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.  

Public Open House

Public Open House

Draft Materials Presented

The following provides details about the draft materials presented for each of the planning projects.

Economic Development Plan

During the meeting, as part of the Economic Development Plan, several potential public and private priority projects were presented to begin to identify the community priorities for development. The following shows the presentation board from the meeting:

Parking Study

The Parking Study for downtown Tonawanda assesses the adequacy of the downtown parking system including on-street and off-street parking. For the complete presentation from the Open House click here.

Historic Survey

The Historic Survey for the downtown provides an inventory of the historic resources in the downtown area. For a review of the presentation of draft materials click here.