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Belt Line could boost Buffalo’s redevelopment

The June 4 News piece on the Belt Line filled me with even more optimism for Buffalo’s future. Hopefully someone of greater financial means also read that story and had the same images come to mind as I did.

Imagine that 15-mile rail loop landscaped into a park/walking/running/riding space with streetlights and gathering areas. A 15-mile green loop circling the city with businesses and living spaces springing up all along it. Within this space, passenger trolleys could carry residents and tourists around to kitschy hotels, bistro restaurants, bars, boutiques, music clubs and apartments. Pie in the sky? Maybe, but what a draw that would be!

Brian Foti


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