Making the Most of Your Waterfront: A Guidebook to the New York State Department of State Local Waterfront Revitalization Program

A Local Waterfront Revitalization Program is a planning process that outlines comprehensive strategies through a community-based process to harness the power of New York's waterfronts. "Making the Most of Your Waterfront Guidebook" (pdf) and video guides communities through the planning process.

Opportunities Waiting To Happen: A Guidebook to the New York State Department of State Local Waterfront Revitalization Program

The "Opportunities Waiting to Happen Guidebook" (pdf) assists all New Yorkers to redevelop abandoned buildings as part of an overall vision for their community and waterfronts. It includes numerous local case studies and identified best practices.


River Street Planning & Development
4 Ridge Road
Troy, New York 12180

Phone: 518.273.8980


About River Street

River Street Planning & Development, LLC is a NYS Certified Woman Business Enterprise owned by Margaret Irwin, formed in 1997 with offices in Troy, New York. The company employs five staff members and provides services to a diverse group of organizations including Federal, state, county, and municipal governments of all sizes, public agencies, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, universities, investors and developers in the northeastern United States.  Services offered include public meeting planning and facilitation, focus groups, mediation, economic development, downtown and Main Street revitalization, design and administration of small business support programs, land use planning, zoning, historic preservation, and housing and commercial market analysis. River Street specializes in facilitating community engagement and identifying a consensus vision that can be shared and supported by diverse stakeholders. We offer an effective, outcome-oriented approach that builds consensus and community capacity, strengthens local leadership and shapes community pride and vision –  vital ingredients for successful community action.

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