Town of Essex LWRP



The Town of Essex Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) is a locally prepared comprehensive land and water use plan for the Town's natural, public, and developed waterfront resources along Lake Champlain.

The Town of Essex LWRP provides a comprehensive framework within which critical waterfront issues can be addressed and planned waterfront improvement projects can be pursued and implemented. The Essex LWRP was adopted by the Town Council, on December 12, 2002 and approved by the New York State Secretary of State on July 29, 2003.

The highlighted text is a download link for the fulll Town of Essex LWRP document.

The links below provide easy access to each part of the Town of Essex LWRP, as approved in 2003:


Section I. Waterfront Revitalization Area Boundary

Section II. Inventory and Analysis

Section III. LWRP Policies

Section IV. Proposed Projects

Section V. Local Implementation

Section VI. State Actions and Programs Likely to Affect Implementation

Appendix A. Shoreline Overlay District Regulations

Appendix B. Shoreline Protection Overlay District Description

Appendix C. Waterways and Harbor Management Law

Appendix D. Waterfront Consistency Review Law

Appendix E. Guidelines for Notification and Review of State Agency Actions

The Town of Essex on Lake Champlain is currently working on preserving the historic character of its Historic District within the local waterfront.