“Public Meeting to Be Held on Canalside”

A public hearing will be held on Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp.’s plans to build two new structures at Canalside.

The one-hour public meeting will be held 6 p.m. Jan. 4 in the Central Library.

The waterfront agency plans to build the Union Block building just north of the Naval Park, along the Commercial Slip, and a second building, to be called the Pavilion, nearby at the western end of the Central Wharf.

Both historically-inspired buildings will offer shelter, restrooms, gathering space and seasonal programming.

The waterfront agency on Monday approved $12 million to construct the two buildings being designed by HHL Architects.

The buildings are expected to open to the public in summer 2019.

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