About the Project
The Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) is the official statement of land use and development policy for the city’s waterfront areas. It was prepared by the City Planning Office and adopted by City Council in 1990.
The purpose of this project is to update the city’s LWRP and expand the boundary of the plan to include all of the city’s waterfront areas along Lake Ontario, the Genesee River and the Erie Canal.
The update will also identify new waterfront policies and recommendations that will serve as a guide for future development and infrastructure improvements and will help leverage potential funding opportunities.
A consultant team (Ingalls Planning and Design/Steinmetz Planning Group) has been hired by the city and will work with city staff and a Waterfront Advisory Committee (WAC) to complete the project. It is anticipated that the LWRP Update will be completed by December, 2013.
The LWRP Update is being prepared in cooperation with the New York State Department of State with funds provided under Title 11 of the NYS Environmental Protection Fund.
Waterfront Advisory Committee
A Waterfront Advisory Committee (WAC) has been formed for this study and is comprised of representatives from the City of Rochester, Monroe County, Town of Irondequoit, state and federal agencies, property owners, major institutions, community organizations, neighborhood associations and other waterfront stakeholders. The committee will provide guidance and feedback to the city and its consultants throughout the study.
Project Documents and Information
A series of public meetings will be held for this project. The next meeting for the LWRP River Focus Group will be:
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
“Friends of the GardenAerial” Offices
81 Brown’s Race (High Falls District)
Parking available on-street and next to building
You are invited to come to the City of Rochester’s River Focus Group meeting on January 22, 2014 and help create a new vision and plan for our waterfront areas as part of the city’s update of its Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP). Staff from the City Bureau of Planning and Zoning will be at the meeting to discuss the LWRP update project and to lead a discussion with residents, business owners and stakeholders about a future vision for the Genesee River corridor that builds off of the momentum created by the High Falls “GardenAerial” Project and other important waterfront development initiatives along the Genesee River. Your comments, ideas and feedback are important and will help the city develop new projects, policies and other recommendations that will guide the development of the Genesee River and Rochester’s important waterfront areas for many years to come.
Tentative Project Schedule
|First Public Meeting
||June 26, 2013
|Completion of Inventory/Analysis
|Focus Group Meetings
|Completion of Policies and Recommendations
|Completion of Draft Document
|Second Public Meeting
|Completion of Final Document
|Final Public Hearing
We are interested in your ideas and opinions about the city’s waterfront areas! Take our interactive waterfront survey and leave comments about the city’s waterfront (lake, river and canal) and our new waterfront plan.
For more information about the city’s LWRP or the update project in general, please contact Doug Benson, Supervising City Planner at (585) 428-6824 or email@example.com
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