NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan update

The New York City Waterfront Vision and Enhancement Strategy (WAVES) is a citywide initiative, begun in January, to update the 1992 comprehensive plan for the development and preservation of the City’s 578 miles of shoreline.  There are two components of the initiative: the physical plan (Vision 2020: The NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan) the generation of which is being shepherded by the Department of City Planning (DCP), will focus on creating long-term guidelines for land-use along the waterfront; the Waterfront Action Agenda, a set of high-priority initiatives unfolding over the next three years, will be generated by a group of stakeholders and agencies led by the City’s Economic Development Corporation.

Complementing the two-pronged approach are a series of public workshops that have been held in all five boroughs to help identify community needs and development goals.  The Staten Island workshop will be the last of this most recent string: it will be held tonight, Monday, June 28th at Wagner College.  DCP staff will present an overview of New York City’s waterfront resources and then solicit input on the Island’s various waterfront areas. The plan will be finalized by December 31, 2010 and serve as the City’s acting waterfront guidance document for the next 10 years.

TONIGHT, June 28th, 6-8:30pm
Wagner College, Spiro Hall
631 Howard Avenue, Staten Island

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