Department of State

Local Waterfront Revitalization Program

Department of State Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Grants
Program Description

The Local Waterfront Revitalization Program provides matching grants on a competitive basis to revitalize communities and waterfronts, spurring economic development and job growth throughout the region. Eligible applicants include municipalities (villages, towns, cities and counties) located within the State Coastal Area or along a major inland waterway. Funds are used to plan, design, market or construct specific projects that advance the redevelopment of urban waterfronts, revitalize downtowns and hamlets and improve water quality.

Funding Description

Funding is provided through a reimbursement grant and payments will be made to grant recipients based on actual expenditures. State assistance provides for up to 50% of the total project costs and requests for payment can be made on a monthly basis. Work begins once a contract is executed. Grantees will be expected to provide semi-annual reports and complete a final project summary report and measurable results form. The initial contract term shall not exceed three years from the start of the project, with the provision to extend if necessary.

Agency Program Name CFA # Region Applicant Name Project Name Project Description CFA Award Amount Contract Executed Anticipated Completion Date
DOS Harlem Lane Playground Waterfront Access 65014 New York City City of New York Harlem Lane Playground Waterfront Access The Department of Parks and Recreation will complete planning, design, and reconstruction of 1.6 acre Harlem Lane Playground in the Bradhurst section of Harlem. The project will restore a closed staircase and promenade to enable access to the park, and create a waterfront greenway segment that will eventually connect to sections further south, while incorporating green infrastructure and resiliency measures to protect the site and adjacent housing. $950,000.00
DOS Creek Landing Planning and Assessment 66209 New York City City of New York Creek Landing Planning and Assessment The Department of Parks and Recreation will complete a bulkhead assessment and prepare a Phase II environmental investigation work plan for remediation and infrastructure work to redevelop a waterfront site in the former Fresh Kills Landfill, part of its transformation into Freshkills Park. The 20-acre Creek Landing is envisioned as a park area with a waterfront esplanade, canoe and boat launch, a restaurant, a visitor center, fishing piers, overlooks and a public lawn area. $90,000.00
DOS Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Update 66808 Western New York Town of Evans Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Update The Town of Evans will update its Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, developed in 2013, to review zoning and land uses appropriate to the waterfront area and address climate change resiliency. $20,000.00
DOS Riverside Renaissance 67948 North Country Town of Canton Riverside Renaissance The Town of Canton will implement projects from the Canton Grasse River Waterfront Revitalization Plan. Projects include design of a whitewater park on the Grasse River, acquisition and redevelopment of a former brownfield for development of park parking, signage, traffic control, walkways, and a hospitality center in partnership with SUNY-Canton, and construction of a pedestrian pathway under Route 11 to connect the whitewater park to additional parking. $231,274.00
DOS Downtown Revitalization and Resiliency in the North Country 63711 North Country Clinton County Downtown Revitalization and Resiliency in the North Country Clinton County will advance downtown revitalization and resiliency projects in communities along the Ausable River. Projects include the design of a boathouse at Dock Street Landing and City Beach Bathhouse renovations in Plattsburgh; a Riverwalk extension in Saranac Lake; streetscape and façade improvements in select downtown areas; tourism planning and marketing; installation of culverts designed to address climate change risks; natural stream restoration; and improvements to Everest Dam. $1,430,000.00
DOS Multi-Use Trail Feasibility Study and Draft Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Update 65102 Central New York City of Fulton Multi-Use Trail Feasibility Study and Draft Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Update The City of Fulton will prepare a feasibility study for the development of eight multi-use trail segments that will complement the existing trail network and update the City's draft LWRP to reflect current conditions and propose new projects. $61,500.00
DOS Owasco River Redevelopment Design 66248 Central New York City of Auburn Owasco River Redevelopment Design The City of Auburn will plan, design, engineer and prepare construction documents a downtown Visitor Welcoming Center and a Riverside Regional Public Market located within its designated Brownfield Opportunity Area along the Owasco River. The project will also include land appraisals and strategies for land acquisition and a series of studies that will assess parking capacity and the impact that the potential closing of the Loop Road could have on the local traffic. $289,750.00
DOS Project Seneca Strategic Planning and Implementation 66891 Southern Tier Schuyler County Project Seneca Strategic Planning and Implementation Schuyler County will prepare a regional strategic plan for Watkins Glen and Mountour Falls and implement projects identified in the Watkins Glen Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. Capital projects include the rehabilitation of Clute Park bathhouse, Catharine Valley Trail Connector extension and enhancements at Clute Park and Montour Falls Marina.     $1,091,500.00
DOS Lucille Ball Memorial Park Improvements - Phase II Construction 67975 Western New York Village of Celoron Lucille Ball Memorial Park Improvements - Phase II Construction The Village of Celoron will construct public access and recreation improvements to Lucille Ball Memorial Park on Chautauqua Lake. Improvements will include soil stabilization, a new breakwall, waterfront trail and kayak/canoe launch. $354,220.00
DOS Washington County Shared Regional Highway Operations Center 63852 Capital District Washington County Washington County Shared Regional Highway Operations Center Washington County municipalities and the Department of Transportation will look at consolidating and sharing services across all local, county, and Department of Transportation Regional Highway Operations Centers. The County will evaluate the delivery of highway and maintenance services and identify ways to reduce costs across municipalities, identifying ways to improve efficiency, identify shared equipment possibilities, consolidate buildings and services, and reduce administrative expenses. $37,500.00
DOS Suffolk County Blueway Trail Plan 65110 Long Island Suffolk County Suffolk County Blueway Trail Plan Suffolk County, in partnership with towns, villages, and paddling organizations, will develop a Blueway Trail plan for both the North and South Shores as well as the Peconic Estuary. The plan will include a schematic design of the trail route, potential launch/landing locations, draft signage, project identification for public access and facilities, and an implementation plan. $60,000.00
DOS Village of Macedon Dissolution Implementation 66282 Finger Lakes Town of Macedon Village of Macedon Dissolution Implementation The Village of Macedon will dissolve effective March 31, 2017. The Town of Macedon will receive funding for the costs associated with the dissolution, as outlined in the Village of Macedon Dissolution Plan. The dissolution is planned to decrease the property taxes of the former Village property-owners by approximately 35%. $191,862.00
DOS Sackets Harbor Waterfront Improvements 66904 North Country Village of Sackets Harbor Sackets Harbor Waterfront Improvements The Village of Sackets Harbor will implement its plan by designing and constructing improvements to the Village boat launch on Lake Ontario, including walkways, lighting, and landscaping; improve a waterfront picnic area; and create a "Port to Pub" walkway from the Village dock and Market Square Park to the Village's commercial center. This project will promote use of waterfront facilities and encourage boaters to patronize local businesses and water-related support services.   $134,000.00
DOS Poughkeepsie Waterfront Connectivity Project Phase II 67990 Mid-Hudson City of Poughkeepsie Poughkeepsie Waterfront Connectivity Project Phase II The City of Poughkeepsie will prepare final designs and permitting for the Kaal Rock Connector - a trail around Kaal Rock Point to connect the City's northern and southern waterfront parks; and construct the Northern Waterfront Park through a private developer. Design of Northern Waterfront Park was funded by a previous EPF LWRP grant. $500,000.00
DOS Claverack Creek Historic Sites and Public Waterfront Access Study 63876 Capital District Town of Claverack Claverack Creek Historic Sites and Public Waterfront Access Study The Town of Claverack will prepare a study that will assess the existing visual and public access to important historic sites within the Claverack Creek watershed and identify waterfront access sites that will expand public recreation opportunities, including water-dependent activities such as fishing and boating. $25,000.00
DOS Implementation of Gooseberry Creek Revitalization Strategy 65149 Capital District Village of Tannersville Implementation of Gooseberry Creek Revitalization Strategy The Village of Tannersville will implement key projects in the Gooseberry Creek Revitalization Strategy including Gooseberry Park, a Creek overlook on Main Street, Gotay Pocket Park and trailhead, and stream channel restoration. Streetscape improvements will be installed along Main St. such as lighting, accessibility, public art, murals, a pocket park and a memorial garden. Phase 2 of the Kaaterskill Rail Trail and a trail network at Hathaway Estate will also be designed and constructed. $500,000.00
DOS Shared Bus Repair Program 66296 Capital District Capital Region BOCES Shared Bus Repair Program This Shared Bus Repair Project will study the feasibility of sharing school bus repair (including mechanics and supplies) between three school districts in partnership with Capital Region BOCES. The three school districts – Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Niskayuna and Scotia-Glenville – have been working together since 2014 to find transportation efficiencies and sharing bus repair services is a next step to creating additional cost savings. $17,500.00
DOS Docking Facilities Design and Construction 67019 Western New York City of Tonawanda Docking Facilities Design and Construction The City of Tonawanda will design and construct docking facilities at four sites along the Niagara River and Ellicott Creek. This project will expand publicly accessible dock facilities allowing residents and visitors to take full advantage of the City's waterfront. $487,380.00
DOS Niagara Street Gateway - Porter Avenue to Ontario Street Construction 67992 Western New York City of Buffalo Niagara Street Gateway - Porter Avenue to Ontario Street Construction The City of Buffalo, in partnership with the Buffalo Sewer Authority, will construct the portion of the Niagara Street Gateway running from Porter Avenue north to Ontario Street. The project will incorporate green infrastructure and include construction of a cycle track, installation of vegetation, street furniture and wayfinding signage. $4,240,000.00
DOS Consolidated Waterline Improvement Project 63884 Western New York Town of Eden Consolidated Waterline Improvement Project The Town of Eden will replace 20,000 feet of waterlines throughout the Consolidated Water District as required to allow the transfer of ownership of the Town of Eden water system to the Erie County Water Authority. $402,777.00
DOS Cortland, Cortlandville, and Homer Joint Water Meter Project 65285 Central New York City of Cortland Cortland, Cortlandville, and Homer Joint Water Meter Project The City of Cortland, Town of Cortlandville and the Village of Homer will replace 6,450 water meters with digital meters incorporating technology that wirelessly communicates usage information to each water department, the consumer, and to a central billing software program. Upon full implementation, each of the municipalities will have real-time demand usage allowing synchronization of production, system wide leak detection, optimization of storage capacities and municipal water transfers. $400,000.00
DOS Local Waterfront Revitalization Program and Water Street Park Enhancements 66338 North Country Village of Massena Local Waterfront Revitalization Program and Water Street Park Enhancements The Village of Massena will prepare a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) for its St. Lawrence and Grasse River waterfronts and construct Water Street Park enhancements. The LWRP will guide waterfront development, explore connections to the downtown, restore ecological health of the Grasse River, and encourage use of waterways as recreational and economic development assets. Park enhancements will include a bandshell, farmer's market pavilion, ADA bathroom, and expanded parking lot. $292,887.00
DOS Alternative Transportation Initiative 67166 Central New York City of Cortland Alternative Transportation Initiative The City of Cortland will develop a pedestrian/bike path on Clinton Avenue from downtown to Exit 11, down River Street, and to Yaman Park via a trail and bridge over the Tioughnioga River. The trail will connect SUNY Cortland, the downtown, the main commercial area and Yaman Park, with existing streets. Work includes new bicycle and pedestrian facilities on Clinton Avenue, bike lanes on River Street, multi-use path from River St. to Yaman Park, and a new bridge on existing unused abutments. $500,000.00
DOS Flushing Creek Strategic Plan 68007 New York City City of New York Flushing Creek Strategic Plan The Department of City Planning will develop a strategic plan to improve the health of Flushing Creek and examine future restoration projects. The plan will identify recommendations for the Federal navigation channel that is no longer used for maritime purposes and prepare documentation to justify repurposing the navigation channel. This will build on current efforts to mitigate the effects of combined sewer overflow into Flushing Creek. $94,900.00
DOS Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance Updates 64038 Capital District City of Hudson Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance Updates The City of Hudson will update its draft Local Waterfront Revitalization Program to address climate change and sea level rise, as well as current planning and potential new projects. Components of the City Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance may also be updated to reflect the changing demography and local vision for an equitable and resilient City. $45,000.00
DOS Rondout Riverport Shoreline Stabilization and Public Access Design 65740 Mid-Hudson City of Kingston Rondout Riverport Shoreline Stabilization and Public Access Design The City of Kingston will design improvements along Kingston's waterfront area. The project will involve the design of a bulkhead, shoreline restoration and a promenade to the Kingston Lighthouse to increase public access to the waterfront, flooding resiliency and boating activity.    $197,500.00
DOS Watertown Downtown Revitalization Plan 66392 North Country City of Watertown Watertown Downtown Revitalization Plan The City of Watertown will prepare a Downtown Revitalization Plan to identify transformational projects in the Public Square area. The Plan will create a vision for downtown Watertown, guide redevelopment to capitalize on community assets, and help attract new investments and businesses. $50,000.00
DOS South End Multi-Use Design and Construction 67184 Capital District City of Albany South End Multi-Use Design and Construction The City of Albany will complete final design and construction of 1.5 miles of the South End Multi-Use Trail, a two-way cycle track linking the Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail to the Mohawk-Hudson Hike-Bike Trail through the South Waterfront District. $325,000.00
DOS Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Update 68114 North Country Town of Cape Vincent Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Update The Village of Cape Vincent will update its Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) by working with the Town of Cape Vincent to prepare an inter-municipal LWRP. Opportunities that will be addressed include: providing tourism jobs through promotion of distinctive tourist attractions; providing public docking to encourage day trips from Islanders and Canadians; climate change resiliency; protection of historic structures, St. Lawrence River scenic vistas; and improving local parks. $20,000.00
DOS Mountain View and Indian Lakes Dredging Engineering Report 64102 North Country Town of Bellmont Mountain View and Indian Lakes Dredging Engineering Report The Town of Bellmont, in partnership with Franklin County Soil Water Conservation District and Mountain View Association, will prepare a Dredging Engineering Report for Mountain View and Indian Lakes. The Report will detail actions necessary for removal of excess sediment and restoration of disturbed areas as well as identify sediment disposal sites. Sediment deposition has encouraged invasive plant growth, reduced water quality and habitat, and threatened property values. $39,500.00
DOS Comprehensive Plan Update 65756 Western New York City of Dunkirk Comprehensive Plan Update The City of Dunkirk will update its comprehensive plan. The City will build upon the Northern Chautauqua County Local Waterfront Revitalization Program by expanding the study area to include the entire City and will address transportation, land use, housing, parks and recreation, public access and facilities, historic preservation, tourism, and economic development. $45,000.00
DOS Idlewild Park Coastal Marsh Restoration 66393 New York City City of New York Idlewild Park Coastal Marsh Restoration The Department of Parks and Recreation will complete a pilot salt marsh restoration in Idlewild Park on Jamaica Bay that will increase marsh surface elevations to help maintain and protect critical habitat and other functions the salt marsh provides. The project will also restore upland coastal forest and provide targeted access to the resources within the city-designated Special Natural Waterfront Area and state-designated Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitat Area. $500,000.00
DOS Downtown-Riverfront Parks Connection Feasibility Study 67207 North Country City of Watertown Downtown-Riverfront Parks Connection Feasibility Study The City of Watertown will prepare a feasibility study to improve connections from the City's downtown Public Square to its two riverfront parks, the Veterans' Memorial Riverwalk and Whitewater Park. The Study will include preliminary design alternatives, cost estimates and implementation recommendations. $30,000.00
DOS Nassau County Law Enforcement Records Management System Consolidation and Efficiency Project 68344 Long Island Nassau County Police Department Nassau County Law Enforcement Records Management System Consolidation and Efficiency Project The Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) and 18 local law enforcement agencies within Nassau County will improve the efficiency of local government law enforcement services by integrating these agency’s current Record Management Systems with the NCPDs “PremierOne” system. The system provides for the storage, retrieval, retention, archiving and viewing of information, records and files pertaining to crime and law enforcement operations. $399,588.00
DOS Functional Consolidation of Code Enforcement Offices 64271 Capital District Town of Catskill Functional Consolidation of Code Enforcement Offices The Town and Village of Catskill will plan for the consolidation of code enforcement services. By combining departments and balancing staffing needs, the Town and Village will save money and provide a higher level of service to the community. The consolidation will allow for the modernization of the department, providing training to fully utilize new equipment and the ability to electronically process permits, inspections and violations. $12,000.00
DOS Beechnut Site Reuse Analysis 65852 Mohawk Valley Village of Canajoharie Beechnut Site Reuse Analysis The Village of Canajoharie, in partnership with Montgomery County, will complete technical and market analyses necessary to gauge the potential for and the challenges to the redevelopment of the former Beechnut plant, a 26 acre site with 600,000 square feet of existing building space. $85,000.00
DOS Implementing North Hempstead's Manhasset Baywalk Trail 66416 Long Island Town of North Hempstead Implementing North Hempstead's Manhasset Baywalk Trail The Town of North Hempstead, in cooperation with the Villages of Baxter Estates, Port Washington North and Manorhaven will make shoreline improvements to construct the Baywalk Trail along the eastern shore of Manhasset Bay. This project will add 3,583 feet to the existing trail, which begins at the Town Dock in Port Washington and ends in Baxter Estate, to connect to Manorhaven Park in the Village of Manorhaven. When completed, the entire Baywalk trail will be 7,347 feet long. $655,458.00
DOS Planning for Waterfront and Hamlet Revitalization 67273 Capital District Town of Copake Planning for Waterfront and Hamlet Revitalization The Town of Copake will develop a waterfront and revitalization strategy for four hamlets along the Roeliff Jansen Kill, Bash Bish Brook and Taghkanic Creek in the Town of Copake, focusing on community and economic revitalization, as well as recreational and tourism development. $40,000.00
DOS Oswegatchie Blueway Trail Signage Master Plan and Implementation 68366 North Country City of Ogdensburg Oswegatchie Blueway Trail Signage Master Plan and Implementation The City of Ogdensburg will conduct planning, design and implementation of brand identity, logo design, and a Signage Master Plan for the Oswegatchie River Blueway Trail on behalf of river communities. A multi-layered signage system will be implemented at critical access points to highlight natural features, history, and culture and to identify landmarks, facilities, services, downtowns and village centers, promoting the region?s identity as a premier, year-round recreational destination. $50,000.00
DOS Water System Operation and Maintenance Consolidation 64275 Capital District Town of Corinth Water System Operation and Maintenance Consolidation The Town of Corinth will consolidate the operation, reporting and maintenance of their water system into the Village of Corinth system. Both the Town and Village are committed to increasing efficiency of water delivery and reduce the costs associated with this delivery. This would be achieved by shifting the technical and administrative water supply duties from the Town to the Village, which translates into savings for taxpayers and water users in the Village and Town, and will ensure high quality water for residents. $400,000.00

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