Queenston Plaza Redevelopment
The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission
Moriyama & Teshima Architects
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Phase One was an enabling step towards the total redevelopment of the Plaza Buildings and Infrastructure. Elements from the central portion of the Plaza were decommissioned and redeveloped in order to expand the Plaza footprint around the edges. This allowed the redevelopment of the Central Plaza areas during Phase Two. Phase One also realized the promise of the fifth lane on the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge. The Phase One elements that were redeveloped were as follows:
Phase One Components:
- A new Toll House built at the north-west corner of the property replacing the existing Toll House. This Toll House included unfinished leasable space.
- A new three storey Parking Garage structure, integrated with the Toll House building replaced the existing surface parking in the central Plaza east and west.
- A new Toll Canopy with six new Toll Booths replaced the existing Toll Canopy.
- A new Commercial Vehicle Primary Inspection Canopy with five new high-low booths was built to replace the existing Commercial Vehicle Booths in the Central Plaza.
- The north edge of the Plaza was extended towards the Niagara Parkway, requiring a retaining wall and sound wall to be built along this edge of the Plaza.
- A Storage Building for Plaza maintenance and IT staff was established for the south-east corner of the site. It was needed for seasonal storage and maintenance of ongoing Plaza operations.