In 2012, the Town and Village of Stillwater, NY, wishing to have a clear and unified revitalization plan or strategy for the Hudson River waterfront and
historic Champlain Canal corridors, joined together to submit a joint Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) for development of a Stillwater Hudson River Revitalization Strategy.
The application specifically requested funds under the NYS Department of State’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) to create the first multi-municipal strategic plan for the Hudson River waterfront and historic Champlain Canal corridors in this area. With funding secured in 2015, the Town and Village embarked on the joint Town and Village of Stillwater Hudson River Waterfront Revitalization Plan and separate Village-only Comprehensive Plan Update.
The Hudson River Waterfront Revitalization Plan (WRP) and process focused on identifying recommendations and actions which should be taken to reinforce and accelerate economic development and quality-of-life improvement efforts in the Route 4/Hudson Ave. riverfront corridor. Since the existing Village of Stillwater Comprehensive Plan was last officially adopted in 2004, with subsequent updates created by a Village Committee over the last several years, the document was in need of updating and was included as part of the overall 2015 planning effort. The final comprehensive plan was completed in 2017.