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The Waterfront Revitalization Program
Home | About the WRP | Current WRP | WRP Revisions | NYC Coastal Zone

About the WRP
The New York City Waterfront Revitalization Program (WRP) is the city's principal coastal zone management tool. It establishes the City's policies for development and use of the waterfront.  All City, State and Federal discretionary actions in the Coastal Zone must be reviewed for consistency with these policies. Learn about the WRP and the Consistency Review Process.

Current WRP

The WRP policies—including their goals, standards and criteria, as well as further explanation of the WRP regulatory framework and review process—were adopted in 2002 in the “New Waterfront Revitalization Program.” Read the current WRP policies and prepare a Consistency Assessment Form.

2012 Proposed Revisions to the WRP
The Department of City Planning is proposing a series of revisions to the WRP in order to proactively advance the long-term goals laid out in Vision 2020: the New York City Comprehensive Waterfront Plan, released in 2011. Learn more about the proposed revisions and public review process.

NYC Coastal Zone
As originally mapped and adopted in 1982, the Coastal Zone Boundary defines the geographic scope of the WRP. See which areas are included in the Coastal Zone.










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