The Town of Grand Island has begun the process of updating the 2006 Local Waterfront Revitalization Program and invites residents to attend the public kickoff meeting to learn about the process and plan.
The LWRP, or waterfront plan, is a community-driven document that provides guidance on future policies, projects, and actions specifically related to the waterfront. The program will be used to seek grants and other funding to carry out identified projects, keying in on the waterfront and building on the broader guidance outlined in the recently updated Town of Grand Island comprehensive plan.
Funding for the LWRP was provided by a grant from the New York State Department of State under the Environmental Protection Fund.
Town residents, business-owners, and other interested stakeholders, especially those with a vested interest in the waterfront, are invited to attend the public kickoff meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14, in the Grand Viking Theater of Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Road.
Discussion will include talking about the planning process, the waterfront and creeks, water quality, habitat protection, shoreline erosion and public access. Attendees will also have an opportunity to express their preliminary thoughts and vision for the waterfront.
According to the town government, this is the first of many other outreach opportunities concerning the future of the waterfront as the planning process moves forward. Other events will be advertised locally as well as through the town’s website, www.gigov.com.