The Village of Roslyn started as a Colonial harbor village on the tidal mudflats at the head of Hempstead Harbor. As transportation changed and the island grew, the decline of Roslyn’s waterfront left large tracts of underutilized land, spurring a series of controversial development proposals. The Waterfront Enhancement Strategy for the Village of Roslyn brought together residents to find a new approach to revitalizing the waterfront. Stephen Whitehouse directed the plan to reexamine the waterfront with respect to new goals for redevelopment, natural resource enhancement, recreation and desired linkages to existing neighborhoods, the village center, and planned projects. The plan creates a framework for the Village that prioritizes the value of the historic Main Street and public connection to the waterfront.