City of Tonawanda LWRP


The City of Tonawanda Local Waterfront Revitalization Program is a locally prepared comprehensive land and water use plan for the Town's natural, public, and developed waterfront resources along the Ellicott Creek, Barge Canal, and Niagara River.

The City of Tonawanda 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 City's LWRP was originally approved in 1987, and subsequently amended in 1993 to better reflect local conditions and issues. The approval history of the City of Tonawanda LWRP will be published in a final public notice.

The highlighted text is a download link for the full City of Tonawanda LWRP document.

The links below provide easy access to each part of the City of Tonawanda LWRP, as amended and 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

Section V. Techniques for Local Implementation of the Program

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

Section VII. Local Commitment and Consultation

Appendix A. Stream Classifications

Appendix B. Additional Local Laws to Implement the LWRP

Appendix C. Procedures for Coordinating State and Federal Consistency Determinations

The 1987 City of Tonawanda LWRP provides a historic perspective on the evolution of the City’s waterfront revitalization efforts.

To increase public access to the waterfront and expand recreational opportunities, the City of Tonawanda is planning construction of a handicapped-accessible fishing access point along the mouth of Ellicott Creek and the Erie Canal.