Chautauqua Lake LWRP



The Chautauqua Lake Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) is a locally prepared long-term management program for the shores of Chautauqua Lake within the Town of Busti, Town of Chautauqua, Town of Ellery, Town of Ellicott, Town of North Harmony, Village of Bemus Point, Village of Celoron, Village of Lakewood, and Village of Mayville.

The Chautauqua Lake LWRP provides a comprehensive framework within which critical waterfront issues can be addressed, and planned waterfront improvement projects can be pursued and implemented, with a focus on long-term intermunicipal cooperation that would enable participating communities to complement each other's efforts to address general development concerns and identify new economic opportunities around Chautauqua Lake while preserving its natural resources and developing a strong regional identity. The Chautauqua Lake LWRP was adopted by each of the participating municipalities and then approved by the New York State Secretary of State on March 16, 2011.

The highlighted text is a download link for the fulll Chautauqua Lake LWRP document.

The links below provide easy access to each part of the Chautauqua Lake LWRP, as approved in 2011:


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 Action and Programs Likely to Affect Implementation of the LWRP

Section VII. Local Commitment and Consultation

Appendix A. Waterfront Consistency Law and Waterfront Assessment Form

Appendix B. Guidelines for Notification and Review

Appendix C. Harbor Management Plan

Appendix D. Land Form Map

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Several Chautauqua Lake communities are working towards implementing LWRP projects. The Village of Celoron is currently planning to enhance amenities at Lucille Ball Memorial Park including construction of a boardwalk and canoe/kayak boat launch. The Village of Mayville is working on restoring the historic railroad depot. The Village of Bemus Point is planning for downtown infrastructure and streetscape improvements to support businesses by accommodating seasonal visitors whose business is vital to the local economy.