Town of Tonawanda LWRP


The Town 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 Niagara River and Two Mile Creek.

The Town 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 Town's LWRP was originally approved in 1996, and subsequently amended in 2008 to better reflect current conditions and issues. The approval history of Town of Tonawanda LWRP will be published in a final public notice.

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

The links below provide easy access to each part of the Town of Tonawanda LWRP, as amended and approved in 2008:

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

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

Appendix A. Zoning

Appendix B. Local Waterfront Consistency Review Law

Appendix C. Procedural Guidelines

Appendix D. Guidelines for Notification and Review

Appendix E. Coastal Fish & Wildlife Habitat Rating Form

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The 1996 Town of Tonawanda LWRP provides a historic perspective on the evolution of the Town’s waterfront revitalization efforts.

The Town of Tonawanda is currently preparing a Waterfront Land Use Plan Update and implementation strategy to attract sustainable development that corresponds with the town’s waterfront vision, supports water-dependent businesses and existing industries, encourages passive and active recreation, allows for natural areas and open space, and accommodates appropriately located residential development within the waterfront area.