Public Access on Private Property in New York City

by Barry Seymour, New York City Dep of City Planning, New York, NY, USA,
Regina Myer, New York City Dep of City Planning, New York, NY, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87


The New York City Waterfront Revitalization Program (WRP) was approved by the city's governing body, and the New York State Secretary of State in 1982. The WRP established New York City's first comprehensive set of waterfront policies to guide preservation and development. The program established a New York City coastal zone boundary, identified and mapped natural features and physical constraints to development along the entire length of the five-borough waterfront, and established the New York City Planning Commission as the City Coastal Commission to implement the program and its policies. The WRP sets 56 citywide waterfront policies designed to improve the port, stimulate economic development on the waterfront, increase public and visual access to coastal areas, expand water-related recreational facilities and protect the natural resources of the coastal zone. Public access is a significant component of the Waterfront Revitalization Program.

Subject Headings: Urban areas | Municipal water | Sea water | Public opinion and participation | Urban and regional development | Water-based recreation | Public policy | New York | United States | New York City

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