Town of Huron Draft LWRP

 

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The Town of Huron, located in Wayne County along Lake Ontario, has prepared a draft Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) in accordance with the New York State Waterfront Revitalization of Coastal Areas and Inland Waterways Act. An LWRP is a locally prepared comprehensive land and water use plan based on the policies of the New York State Coastal Management Program. The Huron Draft LWRP has been prepared by the Town with assistance from the New York State Department of State.

The Town of Huron Draft LWRP provides a comprehensive framework within which critical local issues within the Town's Lake Ontario waterfront can be addressed, together with proposed revitalization projects. The Draft LWRP refines the State Coastal Management Program (CMP) by incorporating local needs, issues, and objectives.

The Town of Huron draft LWRP contains the following seven sections, and six appendices.

Section I - Waterfront Revitalization Area Boundary - This section provides a detailed narrative and graphic description of the Huron Waterfront Revitalization Area (WRA) boundary. The Draft LWRP proposes modifications to the existing State Coastal Boundary, extending it further inland to include land recently acquired by the Nature Conservancy.

Section II - Inventory and Analysis of Existing Conditions - This section describes the existing natural and man-made resources within the Huron WRA, as well as an analysis of opportunities and constraints to development.

Section III - Waterfront Revitalization Policies - This section presents the coastal management policies that apply to the Town of Huron. The policy explanations of the New York State Coastal Management Program have, in some cases, been expanded to reflect the local conditions within the Huron WRA. These policies are based on the economic, environmental, and cultural characteristics of Town’s waterfront revitalization area, and represent a balance between economic development and preservation, which will permit beneficial use of, and prevent adverse effects on, waterfront resources. The policies shall serve as the basis for local, State, and Federal consistency determinations for activities affecting the Huron WRA. No policy shall be viewed as being more significant than another. The policies should be read in conjunction with the specific standards of relevant local laws.

Section IV - Proposed Land and Water Uses and Projects - This section describes proposed long-term land and water uses within the Huron WRA, as well as proposed short-term projects needed to implement the LWRP. Proposed uses and actions described in this section are intended to protect waterfront resources, maintain the existing character of the community, properly accommodate future development, and increase public access.

Section V - Techniques for Local Implementation - This section describes the local laws, management structure, and financial resources necessary to implement the policies and proposed uses set forth in Sections III and IV.

Section VI - State and Federal Actions and Programs Likely to Affect Implementation of the LWRP - This section consists of a list of State and Federal actions and programs which must be undertaken in a manner consistent with the Town of Huron LWRP, as well as a description of specific State and Federal actions necessary to further implementation of the LWRP.

Section VII - Local Commitment and Consultation - This section summarizes the actions taken by the Town of Huron to obtain local input and support, and efforts made to consult with other agencies, in the development of the draft LWRP.

Appendix A - Local Waterfront Consistency Review Law and Form

Appendix B - Excerpts from Local and State Laws

Appendix C - Information on Existing Parks and Trails

Appendix D - Significant Fish and Wildlife Habitats

Appendix E - Excerpts from Local and Regional Plans

Appendix F - Notification Guidelines

 

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  3. The highlighted Summary link at the top of this page accesses the PDF of the Summary, which is a required document for the federal review of draft LWRPs.