City of Binghamton, New York

Waterfront Advisory Committee

The Local Waterfront Revitalization Program calls for an advisory body to review and make recommendations to the Planning Commission on all development that falls within the “Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan.” City Council authorized the BRTC to establish the Waterfront Advisory Committee from its membership. Each division selects three members to serve as the official advisory entity to the Planning Commission.  WAC members will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Live and/or work in the City of Binghamton
  • Able to serve a three-year term
In accordance with Chapter 18 of the Code of the City of Binghamton, the Waterfront Advisory Committee is composed of not less than five and not more than seven members of the River Trails Initiative. If the River Trails Initiative fails to appoint the required members or otherwise fails to fulfill its obligations, the Planning Commission will serve as the Waterfront Advisory Committee. The Chair of the Planning Commission shall determine whether the River Trails Initiative is fulfilling its obligations. 
 
Members Appointed Expiration Appointed By
Mark Bowers, NYS DOT, Program Committee     River Trails Initiative
Kris DeVente, River Crawl Organizer, Program Committee     River Trails Initiative
Gail Domin, Broome County Planning Dept., Design & Development Committee     River Trails Initiative
Scott Reigle, BMTS, Design & Development Committee     River Trails Initiative

Proposed projects that are to occur within the boundaries of the LWRP are subject to review by the WAC.

Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Policies

An integral part of the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program is the adaptation of the State-established waterfront policies by the local communities. This allows communities, like Binghamton, to identify their own waterfront issues and utilize local approaches to address them. Once the LWRP is accepted by the Department of State, the local policies possess the legal authority for any activity occurring within the designated LWRP boundary.

The policies identified below for the City of Binghamton are consistent with those established by the New York Department of State, yet they are specifically tailored to meet the specific needs and characteristics of the City. The policies have been developed in accordance with input obtained through meetings with local officials, the LWRP Steering Committee and interested citizens and organizations. Background documents, including the recently completed City of Binghamton Comprehensive Plan and Future Zoning map were also reviewed and considered in the development of the LWRP policies.

The LWRP Goals & Policies and the LWRP Map can be found on the LWRP page.