A trip to Albany by Mayor Butler has resulted in Council moving ahead with an obscure program called the LWRP....It's a plan for waterfront revitalization in hopes of accessing state dollars.
This has resulted in many improvements but also a complicated and cumbersome bureacracy involving the Department of State.
City officials are hoping the adoption of new zoning for parcels in the LWRP zone will free up state grant money.
Concerns over limitations such zoning would place on property owners stalled the program some years ago.
However, the Mayor is using his position and influence to get some things moving, although the notion of grants paying for more and more can be frustrating as the strings attached are often vexing and expensive.