The first working meeting to figure out what the city needs to do to get the money is scheduled for Monday, October 30 at city hall.
Charles Blaichman is one of the developers who transformed Manhattan’s Meatpacking District into some of the most valuable real estate in America. In Uptown Kingston, Blaichman is planning a smaller-scale revival, but one rooted in the same sense of a neighborhood with untapped potential.
Facilities improvements at Dietz Stadium, a proposed “food hub” in a vacant building on Wall Street and the planned redevelopment of a municipal parking lot into a garage and mixed-use building also made the list of projects that could benefit from the money.
All marching orders for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $10 million Kingston grant announcement last week came from headquarters in Albany. And that included the designation of invited guests.
Kingston’s Stockade District is already seeing a surging real estate market and a cultural renaissance. Now, an infusion of state money is set to transform projects that have existed on paper for years into bricks-and-mortar reality.
The city plans to install payment kiosks in six municipal lots within the next few weeks. According to Mayor Steve Noble, the kiosks, in which parkers will have to put in 75 cents per hour, are expected to become active as early as September 1.
The bid on the Cioni Building, which is owned by the school district, comes as real estate prices in the city’s historic Stockade District have gone into an upward spiral.
Years ago, urban developers swarmed to Beacon, and a few years after that to Hudson. Now it may be Kingston’s turn. In places like Kingston’s Stockade district, the game appears to be on.
Columbia Wig and Beauty Supply shuttered its magical doors in late December after four decades of operation, leaving local wannabe pirates and princesses in the dust. Enter young Felicita Chipak of Port Ewen.
A red-hot real estate market has brought in to Uptown a tsunami of downstate money from investors willing to pay cash for properties at prices that would have been considered a good joke just a few years ago.