Local Waterfront Revitalization Program
The Town of Brookhaven has begun the process of developing a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) and Harbor Management Plan for its south shore, which includes 50 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline. The LWRP will provide strategies and identify projects that improve public access, establish connections between downtown and the waterfront, modify local codes and ordinances to remove barriers to sustainable development, and incorporate sea level rise projections and resiliency measures into community planning. This process is supported with funding provided by the New York State (NYS) Department of State (DOS) under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.
The main priorities of the LWRP are anticipated to include improving and promoting public access and connections to the waterfront, promoting coastal resiliency and mitigating future impacts from flooding and rising sea levels, enhancing water quality and addressing related water quality issues, and reducing conflict between recreational and commercial users of the waterfront. This effort provides the opportunity to identify a shared vision for the waterfront revitalization area and bring partners together to strategize how to articulate and implement that shared vision. It is important for this to be a community-driven planning effort to ensure community-supported implementation. To support this approach, there will be consistent communication with the Waterfront Advisory Committee (WAC), the public, and various stakeholders throughout the process.
For more information about the LWRP program, please visit the NYS DOS Local Waterfront Revitalization website.
Anticipated Completion Date: August 2023
- Southshore Waterfront Advisory Committee
- NYS DOS
- Town of Brookhaven Department of Planning, Environment and Land Management
- Consultant Team
- The Brookhaven community!
Public Open House 1A and 1B
View Meeting Materials from the June 8 and June 9 public open house meetings.
Waterfront Advisory Committee Meetings
May 11, 2022 Meeting
July 13, 2022 Meeting
September 14, 2022 Meeting
November 9, 2022 Meeting
This content was prepared with funding provided by the New York State Department of State under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.