The Town of Oswego has been awarded funding from NYS for the development of a Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan (LWRP) through New York State’s Environmental Protection Fund under Title 11, Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (EPF LWRP). The Central New York Regional Planning & Development Board (CNY RPDB) will assist the Town and a local Waterfront Advisory Committee (WAC) in developing the plan.
What is an LWRP?
An LWRP is a comprehensive land and water use program that expresses a vision for the waterfront area and provides the means to achieve that vision.
By preparing an LWRP, community stakeholders take the opportunity to evaluate local waterfront resources, develop goals and a comprehensive strategy for the best use of those resources, identify ways in which the community can reduce risk to community assets and make them more resilient to future threats and natural disasters, propose future land and water uses, and put in place a local program that will guide the community in attracting appropriate development to the waterfront area while planning for sustainability. LWRPs also provide the organizational structure, local laws, and projects to achieve the plan.