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?
- Reference for the Waterfront Advisory Committee (WAC) to evaluate development projects in the waterfront area.
- If accepted by the NYS DOS, 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 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.