Saturday, December 31, 2016

Revisiting the LWRP

Earlier this month, The City of Hudson received a $45,000 grant from the Department of State for this stated purpose: "The City of Hudson will update its draft Local Waterfront Revitalization Program to address climate change and sea level rise, as well as current planning and potential new projects. Components of the City Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance may also be updated to reflect the changing demography and local vision for a equitable and resilient City."

Our "draft" LWRP was actually adopted by the Common Council in 2011, but strangely it was never submitted to the Department of State for approval. Earlier this year, when this oversight was discovered, the Department of State indicated they did not want to review a document that was more than five years old, hence the revision now being undertaken.

The process promises to involve a lot of public input. To prepare for that, readers are encouraged to read not only the LWRP as it was adopted in November 2011 but also the numerous comments about it that were made prior to its adoption by the Common Council. If you need to be inspired to care about the LWRP and the Hudson waterfront, visit the Facebook page recently created by Peter Jung, Our Waterfront. This is the cover photo from that page.

Photo: Peter Jung


  1. What a great idea Peter. Thank you.

  2. One can only hope that this time around the LWRP will show a simple fisherman from Claverack the same respect they show to yachtsman.