New Rochelle Meeting Discusses Waterfront Revitalization Program

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- New Rochelle city officials will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 3, to discuss the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, a community-prepared plan that provides policy and land use recommendations for the city’s waterfront.

New Rochelle will hold a meeting to discuss its local waterfront revitalization program.
New Rochelle will hold a meeting to discuss its local waterfront revitalization program. Photo Credit:

The plan is especially important because New Rochelle borders Long Island Sound and includes a number of watersheds, making it important to the larger region for water and coastal management. 

In addition to land development within the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) boundaries, water uses are subject to an ever-increasing array of use conflicts. The conflicts range from different types of water recreation sports to commercial and recreational uses. 

Other issues that need to be addressed include increases in recreational boating, changes in waterfront uses, coastal hazards, what to do with dredged materials, competition for space, climate change, and multiple regulating authorities. 

These conflicts and a lack of clear authority to solve them have resulted in degraded natural and cultural characteristics of many harbors in the area, and their ability to support a range of appropriate uses, city officials said. 

That's why the city believes it's important for residents to help analyze these issues and come up with new rules and solutions. During the meeting there will be a review of potential projects and policies for inclusion in the LWRP in addition to other items.

The meeting begins at 6:45 p.m. at City Hall, 515 North Ave.

To learn more about New Rochelle's LWRP, click here.

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