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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
DOS Shorefront Park Resiliency and Enhancement Design 66098 Long Island Village of Patchogue Shorefront Park Resiliency and Enhancement Design The Village of Patchogue will develop final design plans and construction documents and obtain permit approval to remove a timber frame bulkhead at Shore Road Park and replace it with an offshore breakwater, soft shoreline treatment, boardwalk, and kayak launch, as well as stormwater controls. The project will provide erosion control, wave attenuation, and stormwater retention capabilities while enhancing and expanding public access to Great South Bay. $202,050.00
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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