Local Waterfront Revitalization Program

South shore shore line

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

Who’s Involved

Public Engagement

Public Open House 1A and 1B

View Meeting Materials from the June 8 and June 9 public open house meetings.

South Shore Waterfront Plan Survey

View and take survey!

Waterfront Advisory Committee Meetings

March 9, 2022 Meeting

May 11, 2022 Meeting

July 13, 2022 Meeting

Relevant Documents


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