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 Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Update 66537 Western New York Town of Grand Island Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Update The Town of Grand Island will update its Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, developed in 2006, to explore revitalization strategies and further protect the unique cultural and natural characteristics of its waterfront area and address climate change resiliency. $31,350.00
DOS Hudson River Skywalk Phase 2 67341 Capital District Greene County Hudson River Skywalk Phase 2 Greene County will build on Phase 1 planning and design work and undertake Hudson River Skywalk Phase 2. This phase will construct the pedestrian connection between the west side of the Skywalk to the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, as well as pedestrian safety improvements and look-out points along the south side of the Skywalk. Phase 2 will also study and design direct, safe pedestrian connections from the east side of the Skywalk to Olana State Historic Site. $875,000.00
DOS Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Update 68525 Mid-Hudson Town of Red Hook Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Update The Town of Red Hook will update its 1995 Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) to mitigate future climate risks from sea level rise, increased frequency and intensity of storms and the resultant flooding from these weather related changes. The LWRP update will articulate a vision for the Town's waterfront. $42,440.00
DOS Public Dock Expansion 64509 Capital District Town of Hague Public Dock Expansion The Town of Hague will design and construct Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant public docks at the Hague Town Park as an addition to the existing Town Dock, which provides the only public dock access to a business district in Lake George's North Basin. $38,000.00
DOS Veterans Memorial Park Master Plan Update 65876 Capital District Town of Bolton Veterans Memorial Park Master Plan Update The Town of Bolton will update its master plan for Veterans Memorial Park, addressing the summer youth recreation buildings, green open space, playground, dedicated ball courts, parking, stormwater management and pedestrian linkages from the transient docks and to downtown. $18,750.00
DOS Elevating Erie Towpath Road Corridor Design 66577 Central New York Town of DeWitt Elevating Erie Towpath Road Corridor Design The Town of DeWitt will design a segment of the old Erie Canal corridor, including historical markers, wayfinding, green infrastructure, landscaping, and street furniture. The design will include an alternative to connect the current Canalway Trail end with Erie Boulevard East.     $229,000.00
DOS Utica Harbor - Bulkhead and Marina Design 67350 Mohawk Valley City of Utica Utica Harbor - Bulkhead and Marina Design The City of Utica will prepare designs for bulkhead reconstruction and marina site-wide improvements at Utica Harbor on the Erie Canal. $150,000.00
DOS Oswego River Public Access Area 68560 Central New York County of Oswego Oswego River Public Access Area Oswego County will convert a vacant riverside parcel located in the City of Oswego into a public access area to the Oswego River. The site will include a launch for car top boats, a parking area, and approximately 800 linear feet of paved accessible trail down a steep bank to the river side. The new public waterfront site will accommodate fishing and other passive recreation activities. $103,500.00
DOS Capital Region Shared Student Transportation Project 64543 Capital District Capital Region BOCES Capital Region Shared Student Transportation Project The Capital Region Shared Student Transportation Project will coordinate the sharing of buses for out-of-district locations, including to private schools, special education sites and BOCES programs. Districts will be able to eliminate some bus runs altogether reducing spending on student transportation. $182,160.00
DOS Gouverneur Hydroelectric Upgrade and Expansion Feasibility Study 65944 North Country Village of Gouverneur Gouverneur Hydroelectric Upgrade and Expansion Feasibility Study The Village and Town of Gouverneur will examine the options, requirements, and costs to upgrade the current hydropower system, including the 1928 generating facility, and expand power distribution into the Town. Based on the results of the study, the Village and Town plan to create an efficient and effective micro-grid to service area needs for low cost, green power. $25,000.00
DOS Southern Waterfront Promenade Construction 66600 Mid-Hudson City of Poughkeepsie Southern Waterfront Promenade Construction The City of Poughkeepsie will construct the 3,000-foot Southern Waterfront Promenade along the City's Hudson River waterfront based upon decades of community preparation, engagement and collaboration. The proposed promenade will include a permanent deep water boat pier, a kayak/canoe launch, public rest rooms, a visitor interpretive center, decorative lighting and bollards, dedicated fishing stations, benches, fountains and many pleasant places to gather along the river. $500,000.00
DOS New York State Water Trail and Tourism Summit 67396 Long Island Village of Freeport New York State Water Trail and Tourism Summit The Village of Freeport will host a one-day New York State Water Trail and Tourism Summit to foster water-based trail development. The first of its kind Water Trail and Tourism Summit will bring together paddling enthusiasts and tourism interests for a day of learning, networking and sharing information on the popularity of water trails and surge in interest in paddling activities across the State. Trail topics include resources, marketing, economic impact, and social media. $25,000.00
DOS Consolidation of Dutchess County Bus Service 68594 Mid-Hudson City of Poughkeepsie Consolidation of Dutchess County Bus Service The City of Poughkeepsie and Dutchess County will consolidate busing service in the County. This project calls for the absorption of the City’s existing municipally-operated bus system by Dutchess County. A recent study revealed that the County bus service could be expanded to the City at no additional cost to the County. Benefits include: a reduction in City taxes, increased hours of service, streamlined aid and increased access to points of interest. $315,000.00
DOS Bay to Sound Trails Initiative Phase II 62311 Long Island Town of Southold Bay to Sound Trails Initiative Phase II The Town of Southold will add trails, boardwalks, wildlife viewing areas, parking, kiosks, and educational materials at a newly acquired open space parcel. Dilapidated structures and septic systems will be removed and the area restored to a natural state. A section of a creek will be daylighted and restored for habitat and fish passage. Clean-ups and citizen science opportunities will involve the public in stewardship. $245,055.00
DOS Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Update - Resiliency Planning for Climate Change 64853 Mid-Hudson Village of Haverstraw Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Update - Resiliency Planning for Climate Change The Village of Haverstraw will update its Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) to identify and integrate resiliency and sustainability policies, programs and strategies with revitalization plans and projects to provide for the future of the village in the era of climate change and sea level rise.  The updated plan will take account of recent and planned economic and physical changes, including climate change and sea level rise and revitalization underway in the village to provide a guide for the next 25+ years. $65,000.00
DOS Public Access Implementation Study 65971 New York City City of New York Public Access Implementation Study The Department of City Planning will study and develop financial modeling tools for funding, building, operating and maintaining public access sites along its waterfront. The Study will further understanding of the costs of constructing public access across varying shoreline and waterway conditions, leveraging private investment to support the creation of public access, and pricing and financing of integrating climate resiliency features into public access design. $290,000.00
DOS Cayuga County Water and Sewer Service Regional Efficiency Plan 66608 Central New York Cayuga County Water and Sewer Authority Cayuga County Water and Sewer Service Regional Efficiency Plan The Cayuga County Water and Sewer Authority will develop a master plan for the improvement of water and sewer systems throughout Cayuga County and extension of municipal water and sewers to areas needing these services. Existing systems will be evaluated with recommendations for improving efficiency of operations, along with cost estimates and financial impacts for system improvements. Alternative sources of water will also be evaluated. $100,000.00
DOS Chautauqua County Regional Water Project 67697 Western New York Town of Portland Chautauqua County Regional Water Project The Towns of Portland, Pomfret, Dunkirk, and Sheridan, and the Village of Brocton, will establish the Joint Water Operations Department, consolidating labor and equipment to operate all of the current independent systems. The project will also include the following: purchase of leak detection equipment, purchase of GIS Survey Equipment, purchase of billing software that will be compatible will all of the various meter types and reading equipment, staff training, and leak repair. $270,000.00
DOS Cayuga Lake Watershed Plan Intermunicipal Organization and Implementation 62562 Southern Tier Town of Ithaca Cayuga Lake Watershed Plan Intermunicipal Organization and Implementation The Town of Ithaca will implement recommendations in the updated Cayuga Lake Watershed Restoration and Protection Plan. This will include re-defining a sustainable operational and organizational structure for the Cayuga Lake Intermunicipal Organization; designing a set of criteria for prioritizing recommendations; identifying site specific projects and preparing conceptual designs and cost estimates to advance watershed goals and capitalize on funding opportunities.  $62,405.00
DOS Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Update 64866 Mohawk Valley Village of Mohawk Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Update The Village of Mohawk will update relevant portions of its draft intermunicipal 2000 Local Waterfront Revitalization Program that pertain to the Village downtown and Main Street. The focus will be on improving infrastructure, sustainability, walkability and visual character, encouraging in-fill, and responding to climate change. $25,000.00
DOS Blueway Natural and Cultural Heritage Self Guided Trail System 65979 Long Island Town of Huntington Blueway Natural and Cultural Heritage Self Guided Trail System The Town of Huntington will create an ecotourism Blueway Self-Guided Trail System through Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island Sound and the Huntington-Northport Bay Complex to encourage non-motorized vessel use of the waterways. The Blueway will map the trail, downtowns, natural and cultural heritage points of interest, and assist visitors in trip planning and safety. A Blueway trail plan will identify future capital improvements to enhance visitor experiences and catalyze economic development. $76,000.00
DOS Schoharie Creek Access Improvements 66656 Mohawk Valley Village of Schoharie Schoharie Creek Access Improvements The Village of Schoharie will design and construct a 1.75 mile multi-use trail along the Schoharie Creek, including two trailheads with parking, a canoe/kayak launch, a nature trail, signage, picnic tables and bike racks, creating the Village's first public access to the Creek. $382,288.00
DOS Oswego West Side Waterfront Enhancement 67794 Central New York City of Oswego Oswego West Side Waterfront Enhancement The City of Oswego will design and construct eight capital projects focused on enhancing the marina area of the Lake Ontario shoreline. Projects include Wright's Landing Marina fuel system and boat launch improvements, Oswego River dockage, marina area amenities, accessible park connection, Breitbeck Park and Oswego Riverwalk Harbor Trail improvements, Oswego beach area, and Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse.   $590,000.00
DOS First Wilderness Plan Implementation 2016 63348 Capital District Warren County First Wilderness Plan Implementation 2016 Warren County and project partners will implement goals established in the First Wilderness Heritage Corridor Plan in Warren and Saratoga Counties. Projects include trail and parking construction, a covered passenger shelter at Corinth Station, a feasibility study for North Creek Ski Bowl trail connections, streetscape improvements around the North Creek Train Station, development of tourism materials, and improvements to the Pottersville water supply system to address flooding. $520,300.00
DOS Briarcliff Manor's Consolidated Water Supply Implementation 64909 Mid-Hudson Village of Briarcliff Manor Briarcliff Manor's Consolidated Water Supply Implementation The Villages of Briarcliff, Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow will consolidate their water supply and transmission function to address the stress on property owners and residents from high property taxes and fees for government services, including drinking water. Consolidation will save $305,000 in annual operating costs and Tarrytown will avoid replacing their pump station, avoiding an expenditure of $9-$11 million dollars. The project will upgrade two of the three pump stations to provide water to all three communities. $602,879.00
DOS Emergency Data and Phone Installation 65981 Long Island Town of North Hempstead Emergency Data and Phone Installation The Town of North Hempstead will complete a comprehensive study to support its technical resiliency during extreme weather events and power outages. This will include an examination of wireless usage data redundancy and partnerships with local water and fire districts to support the Town during emergency situations and extreme weather events. $7,500.00
DOS Village of Hamburg Department of Public Works Consolidation Planning 66695 Western New York Village of Hamburg Village of Hamburg Department of Public Works Consolidation Planning This planning project will consider consolidating Village, County and State public works and transportation facilities to one location, creating a “Public Works Campus." A Public Works Campus outside the Village will make efficiencies of scale possible in a modern, shared, climate-friendly and accessible location. $37,500.00
DOS Mid-Hudson Regional Downtown Initiative 67798 Mid-Hudson City of Beacon Mid-Hudson Regional Downtown Initiative The City of Beacon, in collaboration with Patterns for Progress, will create community development profiles and plans for communities within the Mid-Hudson Region to foster sustainable growth and redevelopment of urban centers. The initiative will establish local recommendations and identify projects that will promote downtown revitalization and stimulate economic development within the region. $175,000.00
DOS Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Update 63382 Long Island Village of Sag Harbor Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Update The Village of Sag Harbor will update its 2006 Local Waterfront Revitalization Program to mitigate climate risks such as experienced during Superstorm Sandy. It will also address water quality impairments from nonpoint source pollution and septic/cesspools, analyze stormwater, pollutant loads, and identify potential projects to protect the tourism economy. The work will also update the 1998 Harbor Management Plan to address surface water jurisdictions. $50,000.00
DOS Downtown Resilient Connectivity for Park Avenue Phase II 64953 Long Island City of Long Beach Downtown Resilient Connectivity for Park Avenue Phase II The City of Long Beach will design and construct improvements along Park Avenue to create complete streets and establish a more resilient downtown. Improvements, including permeable pavement utility strips, stormwater treatment, solar street lights, streetscape amenities and wayfinding signage, will mitigate stormwater flooding, revitalize the downtown, generate economic activity, and also enhance the quality of life in this commuter rail community by making it more pedestrian friendly. $775,000.00
DOS Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Update 66013 Long Island Town of Oyster Bay Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Update The Town of Oyster Bay will finalize its draft Local Waterfront Revitalization Program by identifying and assessing strategies to increase coastal resilience, address climate change, revitalize downtowns, and connect downtowns and waterfronts to foster economic development. The update will complete past work and address climate change, sea-level rise and greenhouse gas reductions. Policies and implementation measures will be established to achieve greater resilience and revitalization. $25,000.00
DOS Riverfront Park Parking and Walnut Street Streetscape Improvements 66719 Central New York Town of Cicero Riverfront Park Parking and Walnut Street Streetscape Improvements The Town of Cicero will continue the revitalization of its Riverfront Park along Oneida Lake outlet by improving the park's parking area and the streetscape of a portion of Walnut Street, which is the gateway to the Riverfront Park. $137,500.00
DOS Utica Downtown Sustainability Plan 67823 Mohawk Valley City of Utica Utica Downtown Sustainability Plan The City of Utica, with Cornell University, will create a Downtown Sustainability Plan considering energy, transportation, water, economic, residential, and business development, communications, food, waste, community input, green infrastructure, and urban design. The goal is to incentivize appropriate development and ?green? residences, businesses, and governments to improve quality of life and attract new investors, entrepreneurs, workers and residents.  $50,000.00
DOS Water Plant Operation Consolidation 63527 Mid-Hudson Town of Mount Kisco Water Plant Operation Consolidation The Town of Mount Kisco, with the Town of New Castle, will share monitoring of water supply and filtration functions. It has been estimated that the Village could save $43,000 per year. In addition, this operational change will extend the life of the equipment in the facilities reducing capital repair and replacement costs. $144,234.00
DOS Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Update 64967 Mid-Hudson Village of Sleepy Hollow Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Update The Village of Sleepy Hollow will update its 1997 Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) by incorporating resiliency to mitigate future climate risks from sea level rise. The LWRP update will serve as a strategic plan to guide development within the Village's waterfront revitalization area. $59,929.00
DOS Erie County Household Hazardous Waste Plan 66092 Western New York Erie County Erie County Household Hazardous Waste Plan Erie County will complete a feasibility study for household hazardous waste management in the county, with the goal of increasing resident participation, collection amounts and program efficiencies. The information will be used to develop various Household Hazardous Waste management alternatives for use by Erie County, each assessed for effectiveness and cost efficiencies. $24,000.00
DOS Central New York Regional Recreation and Heritage Plan - Phase II 66773 Central New York Oswego County Central New York Regional Recreation and Heritage Plan - Phase II Oswego County will work with communities identified as nodes of activities and landmarks in the five county Regional Recreation and Heritage Plan (RRHP) to establish a collaborative Implementation Task Force; launch community outreach including planning and design activities; develop a unified "wayfinding" program in collaboration with jurisdictional entities; and identify and establish municipal and inter-municipal partnerships to implement target opportunities identified in the RRHP. $300,000.00
DOS Saw Mill River Revitalization Plan 67890 Mid-Hudson Village of Ardsley Saw Mill River Revitalization Plan The Village of Ardsley will develop a revitalization plan for the Saw Mill River. The plan will incorporate strategies that address resiliency to mitigate climate change risks along the Saw Mill River. This plan will also promote the revitalization of the Village's downtown business district, enhance recreational facilities, including parks and trails, and protect natural resources along the river. $40,000.00
DOS Consolidated Fleet Maintenance 63700 Mid-Hudson City of New Rochelle Consolidated Fleet Maintenance The City of New Rochelle with Eastchester, Larchmont, Pelham and Pelham Manor will determine if sharing of fire department fleet maintenance services would benefit all or some of the departments. Only New Rochelle maintains its own maintenance facility while the other departments contract out their vehicle maintenance services. $25,000.00
DOS Village of Hamburg's Water System Consolidation 65007 Western New York Village of Hamburg Village of Hamburg's Water System Consolidation The Village of Hamburg will construct improvements to the water distribution system necessary for the Erie County Water Authority to assume ownership, maintenance and operational responsibilities. The Erie County Water Authority will provide water service in the Village at a lower cost than the Village. $405,500.00

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