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Village of Lewiston LWRP amended to allow greater local control

by jmaloni
Thu, Oct 6th 2011 02:30 pm

Measure to provide a comprehensive framework for critical waterfront issues

New York State Sen. George D. Maziarz today announced that the New York Department of State has approved the amendment to the Village of Lewiston Local Waterfront Revitalization Program.

In accordance with the New York State Waterfront Revitalization of Coastal Areas and Inland Waterways Act and the New York State Coastal Management Program, the Village of Lewiston prepared a draft minor amendment to its LWRP in partnership with the New York State Department of State, which addresses new zoning controls adopted by the municipality.

The Village of Lewiston's LWRP is a comprehensive coastal management program for Lewiston's waterfront resources along the Niagara River and is based on the policies of the New York State Coastal Management Program. It provides a comprehensive framework within which critical waterfront issues can be addressed and waterfront improvement projects can be pursued and implemented.

"While the Coastal Management Program provides the general framework and guidelines, this amendment incorporates local needs, issues and objectives," Maziarz said. "Nobody knows the concerns specific to the village better than the people who live there. This amendment will allow the village greater flexibility in implementing initiatives and modifications on a local level."

The policy will be refined to include uses allowed in the W-D waterfront development zoning district, which depend on proximity, access and/or utilization of the water: boat liveries and marinas; boat and boating accessories service, repair, sales and rental; fishing and tackle equipment and supplies sales; and flood and erosion protection structures.

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