Village of Lindenhurst LWRP

 

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Draft Village of Lindenhurst LWRP

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Summary

The Village of Lindenhurst, located in Suffolk County, prepared a draft Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) in accordance with the New York State Waterfront Revitalization of Coastal Areas and Inland Waterways Act and the New York State Coastal Management Program and in partnership with the New York State Department of State. The LWRP addresses current issues and conditions in the Village and establishes a program for managing and revitalizing and protecting waterfront resources along Atlantic Ocean, and the Strongs, Little Neck, and Neguntatogue Creeks. An analysis of the effects of the Village of Lindenhurst LWRP can be found here.

The Lindenhurst LWRP is a comprehensive coastal management program that is based on the policies of the New York State Coastal Management Program. It provides a comprehensive framework within which critical waterfront issues can be addressed and waterfront improvement projects can be pursued and implemented. The Lindenhurst LWRP refines and supplements the State Coastal Management Program by incorporating local needs, issues, and objectives. It contains seven sections, and appendices

Section I – Local Waterfront Revitalization Area Boundary - This section provides a detailed narrative and graphic description of the Local Waterfront Revitalization Area (LWRA) boundary.

Section II - Inventory and Analysis - This section describes the existing natural and man-made environments and conditions within the LWRA, as well as an analysis of opportunities and constraints to development.

Section III – Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Policies - This section presents the State Coastal Policies that apply to the Village of Lindenhurst. The policy explanations of the New York State Coastal Management Program have, in some cases, been expanded to reflect the unique conditions within the Village LWRA. These policies are based on the economic, environmental, and cultural characteristics of Lindenhurst’s coastal area, and represent a balance between economic development and preservation, which will permit beneficial use of and prevent adverse effects on coastal resources. The policies shall serve as the basis for local, State and federal consistency determinations for activities affecting the LWRA. 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 Proposed Projects - This section describes proposed long-term land and water uses within Lindenhurst’s LWRA, as well as proposed short-term projects needed to implement the LWRP. Proposed uses and projects described in this section provide a consistent framework for revitalization aimed at balancing the environmental sensitivity of Strongs, Little Neck, and Neguntatogue Creeks, and the Atlantic Ocean, with recreational and economic development opportunities.

Section V - Techniques for Local Implementation of the Program - This section describes the local laws, management structure, and financial resources necessary to implement the policies and proposed uses set forth in LWRP 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 Village of Lindenhurst LWRP, as well as a description of specific State and federal actions necessary to further implementation of the LWRP amendment.

Section VII –Local Commitment - This section summarizes the actions taken by the Village of Lindenhurst to obtain local input and support for their Draft LWRP, and efforts made to consult with other agencies in the development of the Draft LWRP.

Appendix A - Waterfront Consistency Review Law

Appendix B - NYS Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitat Assessment

Appendix C - Zoning Districts Located Within LWRA

Appendix D - Literature Cited

Appendix E - Harbor Management Law

Appendix F - Guidelines for Review of Local, State, and Federal Actions

Appendix G - Proposed Local Laws

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Note:

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2. The highlighted Map Gallery link at the top of this page accesses a PDF document containing all of the maps referenced in the main document. This is a secondary option to view the maps for those with browsers that prevent access to the maps through the links in the main document.

3. The highlighted Summary link at the top of this page and the highlighted word at the end of the first paragraph access the PDF of the Summary, which is a required document for the federal review of draft LWRPs.