Village to conduct outreach regarding waterfront revitalization plans

WILLIAMSVILLE, NY (July 1, 2021) – To effectively plan for the Village of Williamsville waterfront, the municipality’s Waterfront Advisory Committee will be actively collecting public comments as part of the preparation of the Village’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program.

The committee will be seeking input from residents and other interested parties on upcoming Saturdays during the summer. Outreach sessions will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 7, and Sept. 11, near the front of Village Hall, 5565 Main St.

The sessions are being offered in conjunction with the weekly Williamsville Farmers Market, which is held during the same time frame each Saturday in the lot next to the Williamsville library, 5571 Main St.

The purpose of the public outreach is twofold; it offers an opportunity to provide basic information about the Williamsville LWRP, and it provides a means of gathering feedback from the public on ideas for improving the waterfront along the Ellicott Creek corridor in the village.

Having an LWRP enables waterfront communities to evaluate land use and waterfront resources and develop a comprehensive strategy to effectively manage and protect those resources.

By applying a local focus on land use management, along with the maintenance, improvement, enhancement and preservation of important resources and features in the waterfront area, an LWRP strengthens existing State programming and provides the participating communities with a road map to protect resources and recognize opportunities for enhancement.

The goal is to develop a local program that effectively protects important resources along Ellicott Creek and recognizes opportunities for public improvements.