NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan

What is the NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan?
The NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan aims to further the City’s goals of making New York City’s 520 miles of waterfront more accessible, active, and resilient. This plan provides a vision for the city’s waterfront for the next decade and beyond. The plan will be released by the end of 2020.

NYC issued the first comprehensive inventory of the city’s entire waterfront in 1992. This plan provided a framework to guide land use along the waterfront, leading to the creation of Waterfront Zoning in 1993. In 2008, the City established a law to update the plan every ten years. Vision2020: New York City Comprehensive Waterfront Plan was released in early 2011, and set the stage for expanded use of our waterfront for parks, housing and economic development, and of our waterways for transportation, recreation and natural habitats. DCP is currently in the process of updating the next Comprehensive Waterfront Plan, due at the end of 2020.

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Request for a Vision
The Department of City Planning seeks advice from the world’s leading experts on the City’s waterfront: you! Let us know what you envision for NYC’s Waterfront. Fill out this Request for a Vision and tell us how you use NYC’s waterfront and what you would like to see more of!