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City of Newburgh Locally Adopts LWRP!

| July 10, 2017

After a multi-year planning process, the City of Newburgh on July 10, 2017, locally adopted a comprehensive update to its 2001 Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP). The LWRP strengthens the City’s role in protecting and managing its valuable water and waterfront resources. This update, prepared by BFJ Planning, incorporates a harbor management plan focusing on environmental and recreational issues in the Hudson River and along the riverfront edge. The LWRP update also includes revisions to the LWRP policies and projects, identifies changes in the regulatory environment (e.g. FEMA flood maps) and addresses the potential impacts of sea level rise and climate change on the City’s waterfront. The LWRP seeks to strengthen public access and upland connections to the waterfront, create additional waterfront recreational opportunities, provide sustainable development guidelines and best management practices for both public and private development sites, attract tax paying waterfront uses, and improve water quality.

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