A local businessman, David vanVelzen has approached the City of Niagara Falls committee of adjustment to seek approval to build a multi-million-dollar attraction about the ill-fated Titanic. The attraction would be built on Centre Street where the former Niagara Falls Memorial Arena once stood. This is only a short walk to the Clifton Hill District and Clifton Hill Street.
The Titanic sank in April of 1912 after colliding with an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean. Over 1,500 lost their lives.
The developer said there is a myriad of other permits and approvals yet to come.
With fingers crossed, it’s hoped the new attraction, built in the shape of the Titanic with three smokestacks, will open in the spring of 2018. This will make a nice addition to the many year-round activities you can do in Niagara Falls.