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Village of Croton-on-Hudson Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Consistency Review

New York
Village Of Croton-on-Hudson   
| Suburban | Rural
The Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York approved a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Consistency Review Ordinance (or Chapter 225 of the Municipal Code) to ensure a proper balance between protection of natural resources and the need to accommodate population growth and economic development within the Village. The Law establishes a Waterfront Advisory Committee (WAC) in the Village of Croton-on-Hudson. First, a Village agency must prepare a coastal assessment form (CAF) to assist with the consistency review for any program approval or funding. Next, the law outlines the process the WAC must follow when reviewing applications and making recommendations of consistency. Additionally, the law outlines the LWRP policy standards and conditions, which the applications must be consistent with including, among other policy standards and conditions: minimizing flooding and erosion hazards through nonstructural means, select long-term structural measures and appropriate siting and protecting tidal and freshwater wetlands. The WAC's recommendation of consistency shall indicate whether, in its opinion, the proposed action is consistent or inconsistent with the LWRP policy standards and conditions and exceptions will only be granted if (1) no reasonable alternative exists, (2) the action will minimize all adverse effects, (3) advance one or more of the other LWRP policy standards and conditions, or (4) result in an overriding village, regional or statewide public benefit.