As was reported last fall, the ECHDC had scrapped the original plan for large development on the outer harbor in favor of faster, lighter, cheaper alternatives. Thanks to ECHDC's soliciting and listening to ideas from the public, including a proposal from WNYMBA, the revised master plan (http://eriecanalharbor.com/outer-harbor/PDF/Outer_Harbor_Blueprint.pdf) included an MTB park on portions of the outer harbor land.
Not much has happened publicly over the last year since the revised plan was released, as the ECHDC was working on procuring a design firm for the park and the other 5 or improvements to be made under the new 2015 plan. Last week, ECHDC announced the selection of Trowbridge as the design firm, and reaffirmed the MTB course to be included in the design (http://news.wbfo.org/post/mountain-bike-course-approved-buffalos-outer-harbor). WNYMBA will remain in communication with ECHDC as this exciting new development unfolds.