East Aurora Elm-Riley Corridor Plan
East Aurora is a vibrant and attractive community with a lively Main Street that draws both residents and visitors to shops, restaurants, and other businesses. Right in the heart of this downtown area, the Elm-Riley Corridor runs perpendicular to Main Street.
The Elm-Riley Corridor is adjacent to the railway, and has an industrial history that is still evident in today’s character. Redevelopment has been occurring organically throughout the area, but the current zoning still reflects the industrial and manufacturing uses of years gone by. Residents and business owners have been enthusiastic about the redevelopment that has been occurring in the corridor. Public officials, however, recognize that current zoning and land use controls could inhibit future growth.
Ingalls Planning & Design worked with a Project Steering Committee to review the zoning and land use controls, create a community-based vision for the area, and develop goals and recommendations for the following key priority areas: