The City of Watertown is engaged in a planning initiative that will lead to the development of a Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan (LWRP) for the Black River. The revitalization plan will guide coordinated efforts by the City, State, and private interests to manage this important resource in a manner that protects its environmental integrity and maximizes its contribution to the City’s quality of life and economic vitality. City residents have participated in community planning workshops that have drawn on local knowledge and understanding of the City and Black River to develop and document a vision that will guide planning along the Black River.
The City of Watertown prepared the draft plan below following multiple community visioning workshops held in the early 2000's. The City anticipates resuming work on the LWRP as an upcoming planning initiative.