Fort Erie waterfront design earns Region’s top design award

Fort Erie waterfront design earns Region’s top design award

The Town of Fort Erie’s waterfront strategy took top marks in Niagara Region’s inaugural Biennial Design Awards, announced this week.

The awards, announced Monday during a planning and economic development committee meeting, recognize design excellence in projects in all 12 Niagara municipalities.

The Region recognized 18 projects in eight categories, selected from 68 submissions from property owners, developers, architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners, engineers, interior designers, artists and students.

Fort Erie’s multi-year waterfront project — entered under the visionary design category — earned the grand prize in the competition, standing out for recognizing the town’s entire waterfront as a fundamental feature of the community.

In its report, the Niagara Biennial Design Awards jury wrote the project “proposes an urban design approach that operates on every level.”

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