Northern Chautauqua County Local Waterfront Revitalization Program

 

 

Phase II of the Northern Chautauqua County LWRP has kicked off!  

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The Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Economic Development hired Ingalls Planning & Design, out of Rochester, NY to complete the Northern Chautauqua County Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. Ingalls Planning & Design met with the Steering Committee and Waterfront Advisory Committee in May of 2017 to kick-off Phase II.  The results of that meeting is a reevaluation of the LWRP Boundaries as proposed in Phase I and the Community Outreach Program and Plan. This plan will guide Ingalls Planning & Design, the County Department of Planning & Economic Development, and the Steering and Waterfront Advisory Committees until completion of the LWRP.

Ingalls Planning & Design and the Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Economic Development are pleased to announce that there will be a public input meeting in each community involved in the LWRP.  The dates for these meetings are as follows: 

2017 LWRP Open Houses

Since good ideas follow no schedule we would like to provide you with an opportunity to submit your ideas and comments at any time from anywhere. Please click here to access an online submission form and a map of the proposed LWRP Boundary Area.  

If you have additional questions about the LWRP in general, meeting dates, or anything else related to the LWRP contact Pat Gooch at the 661-8922 or via email.  

 

This site was prepared with funding provided by the New York State Department of State under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.

 

 


RFP for the Northern Chautauqua County Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (NCC LWRP) Released

January 2017

NCC LWRP RFP - January 2017

Chautauqua County received an Environmental Protection Fund - Local Waterfront Revitalization Program grant from the New York State Department of State (DOS) to prepare an intermunicipal Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) for the Lake Erie Waterfront Area in Northern Chautauqua County.

Under Phase I, the waterfront communities established a Steering Committee and Waterfront Advisory Committee for the project consisting of project stakeholders, including representatives of the County, Foundations, State University of New York at Fredonia, municipalities and others community stakeholders. A consultant undertook work on the Preliminary Draft LWRP and held a series of public meetings throughout 2015.  A Preliminary Draft LWRP was submitted by the consultant and accepted by DOS and the Contractor.  This Preliminary Draft will serve as a starting point for Phase II.

The City of Dunkirk; the Villages of Silver Creek and Westfield; and the Towns of Hanover, Sheridan, Pomfret, Dunkirk, Westfield, Ripley and Portland are located along the shore of Lake Erie in the northern section of Chautauqua County, and have approximately 43 miles of shoreline. The primary issues in the waterfront area include, but are not limited to, flood control and prevention, economic revitalization, protection of natural resources, expanding opportunities for public access to the waterfront, development of recreational trails, and preservation of agriculture as a viable component of the local economy.

DOS Work Plan

Questions & Answers

Phase II of the project involves the completion of an intermunicipal Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) pursuant to the provisions of NYS Executive Law, Article 42, for the City of Dunkirk; the Villages of Silver Creek and Westfield; and the Towns of Hanover, Sheridan, Pomfret, Dunkirk, Westfield, Ripley and Portland. Completion of the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program will include a harbor management plan for the three harbors located on the Lake Erie waterfront as set forth in 19 NYCRR Part 603 and further described in guidelines prepared by the Department of State.

The selected consultant will work closely with the Steering Group, Waterfront Advisory Committee and the Department of State on the completion of the LWRP over the course of 12-18 months.

SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS - CLOSED

Interested respondents must submit five (5) full copies of their proposal and one digital copy no later than 4:00 p.m. on February 3rd, 2017. Hard copies should be mailed to:

Don McCord, Deputy Director                                                                       Chautauqua County Department of Planning & Economic Development         Re: NCC LWRP                                                                                             201 West Third Street, Suite 115                                                           Jamestown, New York 14701

 

One digital copy of the proposal must be sent to Pat Gooch via email.

Proposals received after the scheduled time and date will not be accepted.

 


 

 

Draft of the Northern Chautauqua County Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Released! 

July 2015

To the right is a complete draft of the Northern Chautauqua County Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (NCC LWRP).  This draft is the culmination of Phase I of the NCC LWRP.  For more than a year, the County Planning Department; peter j. smith; the New York State Department of State; and citizens of the northern Chautauqua County communities have been working together to prepare a vision for the future of Northern Chautauqua County.  Although the overall strategy in northern Chautauqua County is much larger than we can possibly represent in this plan, this milestone marks a big step towards creating a waterfront that works better for all communities along the along the lake, provides greater access for residents and tourists, and capitalizes on our water resources.

Although Phase I is nearly done, this is not the end of the NCC LWRP. We still need all residents of the Northern Chautauqua County communities to be a champion of this draft plan and the LWRP process, which includes adoption by your city, town or village boards. Soon, with your help, we will start Phase II of the NCC LWRP which begins with refining this draft and culminates with the adoption of the LWRP, with much work in between these bookends. It will take a significant level of effort, outreach, and enthusiasm to ensure that the NCC LWRP is adopted and is put to work for Northern Chautauqua County.  We thank you in advance for this effort, outreach, and enthusiasm – without you, we would not be where we are today. Thank you for your help.

 

 

*To download the draft plan or the draft boundary map use the "save as" function on your device.

 

NCC LWRP Boundary Map