The Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) Advisory Committee will help guide the Town’s development of a revised Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP), a state program that offers local government the opportunity to participate in the State Coastal Management program. The purpose is to guide the future of Bethlehem’s waterfront area by creating a balance between future development and the protection of the unique environment and heritage of the Hudson riverfront. The LWRP will serve as a guide for decision making when evaluating policies, programs and projects within the riverfront areas; it is recognized under state and federal law and can both influence their decisions and help attract grant and aid funds.
The Town’s intention is to build upon the work of an earlier Draft Local Waterfront Revitalization Program prepared in 2007. This work was recommended by the Comprehensive Plan Assessment Committee which provided a complete report in 2014; their report recommended that an updated version of the LWRP be created.