A Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) consists of a planning document prepared by a community, and the program established to implement the plan. An LWRP may be comprehensive and address all issues that affect a community’s entire waterfront, or it may address the most critical issues facing a significant portion of its waterfront. In 2007 Sodus Point adopted its LWRP as the comprehensive plan for the Village.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is a LWRP?
A: A Local Waterfront Revitalization Program is a locally prepared, comprehensive land and water use program for a community’s natural, public, working waterfront, and developed coastal area. It provides a comprehensive structure within which critical coastal issues can be addressed.
Q: What are the benefits of preparing a LWRP?
A: Benefits to a community preparing an LWRP include clear direction, technical assistance, State and federal consistency, and financial assistance, including State and Federal Grants. It can significantly increase a community’s ability to attract private and public resources to advance a community’s vision and respect the unique cultural and natural characteristics of its waterfront.