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Calls for transparency on county’s redevelopment of former TechCity building

Calls for transparency on county’s redevelopment of former TechCity building

Who will be the next owner of a large building on the former IBM campus in the town of Ulster, and to what use will it be put? One county official and a member of the public asked for more transparency on these and other questions at a January 11 public hearing held by the Ulster County Legislature, which is in the process of seeking a buyer for the property that came into the county’s hands following a foreclosure in November of 2019.

Kingston considers changing zoning to create more affordable housing

Kingston considers changing zoning to create more affordable housing

The Kingston Common Council is considering zoning changes designed to create more affordable housing in the city. The changes would amend a number of different sections to the city’s zoning code. It would adopt a new section titled “Affordable Housing,” which would allow the planning board to deny site plan approval for development if the applicant does not comply with a number of different requirements for affordable housing.

News & notes (1/13/21)

News & notes (1/13/21)

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