Successfully negotiating a community benefit agreement for Canal Side is a part of the 2011 Community Agenda:
The Empire State Development Corporation and Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation should not give subsidies to Benderson Development, Bass Pro or other corporations involved in the Canal Side redevelopment without a community benefit agreement requiring
- Living wage jobs
- Environmentally friendly building and operations
- Locally owned businesses
- Mixed income housing
- A building and site design appropriate to the location.
PPG is a founding member of the Canal Side Community Alliance.
–PPG Report: The Erie Canal Harbor Development: Building on Community Assets for a Sustainable Future ECHD report
Outer Harbor and Southtowns Connector