The Town of Penfield, located in Monroe County, prepared a draft amendment to its 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 amendment addresses current issues and conditions in the Town and establishes a program for managing and revitalizing and protecting waterfront resources along Irondequoit Bay. An analysis of the effects of the amendment to the Town of Penfield LWRP can be found here.
The draft LWRP amendment serves to update the Town of Penfield’s existing LWRP, originally approved by the New York State Secretary of State on October 28, 1991 and incorporated into the State Coastal Management Program on January 14, 1992.
The Penfield LWRP amendment 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 Penfield LWRP amendment refines and supplements the State Coastal Management Program by incorporating local needs, issues, and objectives. It contains seven sections, and appendices
Section I – Waterfront Revitalization Area - This section provides a detailed narrative and graphic description of the Waterfront Revitalization Area (WRA) boundary.
Section II - Inventory and Analysis - This section describes the existing natural and man-made environments and conditions within the WRA, as well as an analysis of opportunities and constraints to development.
Section III – Waterfront Revitalization Policies - This section presents the State Coastal Policies that apply to the Town of Penfield. The policy explanations of the New York State Coastal Management Program have, in some cases, been expanded to reflect the unique conditions within the Town of Penfield WRA. These policies are based on the economic, environmental, and cultural characteristics of Penfield’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 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 Penfield’s WRA, 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 Irondequoit Bay and Creek with recreational and economic development opportunities.
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 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 Town of Penfield LWRP, as well as a description of specific State and federal actions necessary to further implementation of the LWRP amendment.
Section VII –Local Commitment & Consultation - This section summarizes the actions taken by the Town of Penfield to obtain local input and support for their Draft LWRP amendment, and efforts made to consult with other agencies in the development of the Draft LWRP amendment.
Appendix A - Local Consistency Review Law and Waterfront Assessment Form
Appendix B - Irondequoit Bay Harbor Management Plan
Appendix C - Irondequoit Bay Harbor Management Law
Appendix D - Irondequoit Bay and Creek Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitat
1. The highlighted Draft Town of Penfield LWRP Amendment link at the top of this page accesses a PDF of the main document which includes links to referenced maps. To aceess the PDF of each component of the document clik on their highlighted names.
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 accesse the PDF of the Summary, which is a required document for the federal review of draft LWRPs.