About This Project

  • Program is sponsored by the New York State Department of State (NYSDOS)
  • 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.

Purpose of LWRP

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

Why We're Updating the LWRP

  • 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 NYSDOS.
  • 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.

Project Timeline

Poughkeepsie Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) Timeline