Town of Wheatfield LWRP



The Town of Wheatfield 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 Tonawanda Creek/Erie Canal.

The Town of Wheatfield 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 of Wheatfield LWRP was locally adopted on March 25, 2013, and subsequently approved by the New York State Secretary of State on February 25, 2014, pursuant to the New York State Waterfront Revitalization of Coastal Areas and Inland Waterways Act (NYS Executive Law, Article 42). On March 19, 2014, pursuant to 15 CFR 923.84(b), the New York State Department of State (DOS) will publish the public notice requesting the concurrence of the federal Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) with the incorporation of the Town of Wheatfield LWRP into the New York State Coastal Management Program (CMP). The OCRM’s decision will be published in a following public notice.

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

The links below provide easy access to each part of the Town of Wheatfield LWRP:

Section I. Local Waterfront Revitalization Area Boundary

Section II. Inventory and Analysis

Section III. Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Policies

Section IV. Proposed Land and Water Uses and Projects

Section V. Techniques for Implementation of the Local Program

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

Section VII. Local Commitment and Consultation

Appendix A. LWRP Consistency Review Law

Appendix B. Proposed Zoning Amendment

Appendix C. Standards for Docks on the Canal System

Appendix D. Aerial Photos of Shoreline

Appendix E. Guidelines for Notification and Review

Appendix F. SEQR Process

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The Town of Wheatfield is currently concentrating its efforts on improving public access to its waterfront area by planning for construction of amenities in its new River Road Park.