About This Project

What is a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program?

  • Program is sponsored by the New York State Department of State (NYS DOS)
  • Locally prepared land and water use plan.
  • Addresses opportunities to improve natural,public, commercial or developed waterfront areas.
  • Organizational structure, local laws, projects and ongoing partnerships to implement the land and water use plan.
  • Coordinates state and federal actions needed to help the community achieve its vision.

What purpose does the LWRP serve?

  1. Reference for the Waterfront Advisory Committee (WAC) to evaluate development projects in the waterfront area.
  2. If accepted by the NYS DOS, LWRP policies give the city jurisdiction over actions by state and federal agencies.
  3. Increases likelihood of the city or private entities receiving grant funding from NYS for projects identified in the plan.

Why update the LWRP now?

  • Increase public access and continue efforts to create a continuous public walkway along the waterfront
  • Resolve conflicts that may occur with increased waterside uses and ensure agency compliance
  • Incorporate principles of sustainability and potential impacts of climate change
  • Expand the waterfront boundary to include the Fall Kill area to increase public access, mitigate flooding and improve water quality
  • Improve chances of receiving state funding for capital projects
  • Existing LWRP was adopted by the city in 1998, but was never accepted by NYS DOS.
  • Some goals have been met, while some community objectives have changed should be added to an updated plan
  • Review projects and policies from the existing LWRP to make sure they correspond to current objectives of the city and community as a whole.