04/25/18 7:30am

“This is Milton Gray in the close-up and I believe the rightmost man in the other picture. I included him with my grandmother Edythe ‘Edie’ Gray.  Who passed away this past weekend.” Photos by Chelsey Flannery.

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04/20/18 11:30am

Corner buildings are the gateways to neighborhoods. The City of Newburgh is looking to improve this corner of Liberty Street and South William by asking for RFP’s to develop 41 Liberty Street. It has been a long-neglected corner on this burgeoning block. They are seeking a qualified commercial owner-occupant with for-prof use – that will create jobs in the community and add tax revenue to the City.

It would be amazing to see development south on Liberty, just around the corner for 109 South William Street, slated for a new restaurant and venue space.

All responses must be received by Monday, April 30, 2018 by 4:00 pm.

The RFP is available on BidNet or on the City of Newburgh, Department of Planning and Development’s RFQs & Property RFPspage.

Please contact the Office of Planning and Development with questions, 845-569-9400 or planning@cityofnewburgh-ny.-gov

04/20/18 7:30am

The City of Newburgh has accepted a proposal for 109 South William from the original RFP they sent out in November of 2017. This is huge news for South William Street, as this property will likely lead the way for other development along this corridor that runs just west of Liberty Street.

Plans are to create a mixed-use space with apartments and a restaurant. The developer is Baxter Building Corp, a Poughkeepsie-based developer that recently was nominated for the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards for the design of Heritage Food in Wappingers Falls. They are partnering with Sisha Ortuzar, co-founder of ‘Wichcraft sandwich restaurants in Manhattan and architecture firm, Mapos.

As of now, many things are uncertain and will be clarified with time. The rendering above is very basic and will significantly change. It is also uncertain what kind of restaurant will fill the space and how the mixed uses will coincide. This will clearly be a major investment to transform the entire property and South William Street.

This is the most exciting development for South William Street since Atlas Industries transformed neighboring factory, 11 Spring Street.

03/09/18 11:30am

The weekly link roundup is a collection of links related to Newburgh, revitalization, urban planning and anything else that might inspire change or create dialogue. Photo by HB.

How Cities Can Fund the Future [CL]
Redefining Retail in Newburgh [ROO]
Challenging the Cappuccino City: Part 3: Cultural Displacement [CC]

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03/02/18 11:30am

The weekly link roundup is a collection of links related to Newburgh, revitalization, urban planning and anything else that might inspire change or create dialogue. Photo by Beth McKee Elliott.

Tiny Town in Reno – Video [Curbed]
Does Rent Control Do More Harm Than Good? [G]
The Appalachian City That Raised Its Taxes and Grew [NC]
10 Reasons Bicycling Will Continue to Soar in Popularity [ST]
Challenging the Cappuccino City: Part 2: The limits of ethnography [CC]

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