The Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) serves as the Office of Planning and Development’s primary program for working in partnership with waterfront communities across the State to address local and regional (coastal or inland) waterway issues, improve water quality and natural areas, guide development to areas with adequate infrastructure and services away from sensitive resources, promote public waterfront access, and provide for redevelopment of underutilized waterfronts.
LWRPs begins with a planning process that centers on developing a vision for the future of the waterfront.
LWRPs are approved on three levels of government through local adoption; Secretary of State approval; and federal concurrence from NOAA’s Office of Coastal Management for coastal LWRPs.
Once an LWRP is approved and in place, municipalities are eligible for implementation funds through the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program to begin to implement identified and prioritized projects.
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