City of Lackawanna LWRP


The City of Lackawanna Local Waterfront Revitalization Program is a locally prepared comprehensive land and water use plan for the City's natural, public, and developed waterfront resources along the Smoke Creek and Lake Erie.

The City of Lackawanna LWRP refines and supplements the State's Coastal Management Program and provides a comprehensive framework within which critical waterfront issues can be addressed and planned waterfront improvement projects can be pursued and implemented. The approval history of City of Lackawanna LWRP was published in a final public notice.

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

The links below provide easy access to each part of the City of Lackawanna LWRP, as approved in 1989:

Section I. Waterfront Revitalization Boundary

Section II. Inventory and Analysis

Section III. Local Policies and Applicable State Policies

Section IV. Proposed Land and Water Uses and Proposed Projects

Section V. Techniques for Local Implementation of the Program

Section VI. State and Federal Actions and Programs Likely to Affect Implementation

Section VII. Consultation with Other Affected Federal, State, Regional, and Local Agencies

Section VIII. Local Commitment

Appendix A. Stream Classification Descriptions

Appendix B. Local Consistency law

Appendix C. M-D Zoning District

Appendix D. Guidelines for Review

The City of Lackawanna recently completed a revitalization strategy for a large area located within its First Ward and bordered by Lake Erie on the west and a rail corridor to the east, and including the former Bethlehem Steel industrial tract and other underutilized sites. With assistance from the Brownfield Opportunity Areas (BOA) Program, the City will pursue targeted pre-development work in five key revitalization areas and focus its revitalization efforts on utilizing existing infrastructure, capitalizing on natural resources and close proximity to lakefront attractions, and complimenting the City’s historic and tourist assets to attract new businesses and encourage economic growth.