Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper tracks projects that will impact the Buffalo and Niagara Rivers, as well as, the Buffalo Niagara watershed. Riverkeeper has reviewed the preliminary plans for the proposed development at the site of the former Shoellkopf 3 Power Plant as part of the Part I State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) formally required to provide notification to interested parties.
The property is located within the City of Niagara Falls, NY and is 6.1 acres in size. Based on the information provided, we understand that the proposed development will accommodate relocation and construction of winter storage facilities for the Maid of the Mist Corporation.
Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER has no opposition to the New York Power Authority acting as the lead agency for the SEQR review process. However, regarding the potential for impacts to important natural, historical and cultural resources at the site, we provided comments in a letter to the Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety Division New York Power: Read letter