City of Amsterdam LWRP



The City of Amsterdam Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) is a locally prepared comprehensive land and water use plan for the City's natural, public, and developed waterfront resources along the Mohawk River and the Canal System.

The City of Amsterdam LWRP provides a comprehensive framework within which critical waterfront issues can be addressed, and planned waterfront improvement projects can be pursued and implemented. The Amsterdam LWRP was adopted by the City's Common Council on November 17, 1992 and approved by the New York State Secretary of State on February 22, 1993.

The highlighted text is a download link for the fulll City of Amsterdam LWRP document.

The links below provide easy access to each part of the City of Amsterdam LWRP, as approved in 1993:


Section I. Waterfront Revitalization Area Boundary

Section II. Inventory and Analysis

Section III. Waterfront Revitalization Program Policies

Section IV. Proposed Land and Water Uses and Proposed Projects

Section V. Techniques for Local Implementation of the Program

Section VI. State Actions and Programs Likely to Affect Implementation

Section VII. Local Commitment and Consultation

Appendix A. Waterfront Consistency Law

Appendix B. Guidelines for Notification of State Agency Actions

Building on the tremendous success of the previously completed Riverlink Park and Bridge Street projects, the City of Amsterdam is now beginning a strategy to further enhance waterfront access by developing new facilities which link the downtown and South Side, such as the pedestrian bridge across the Mohawk River, expected to begin construction this year.