Zero Place was recently selected a winner in New York State’s inaugural Buildings of Excellence Competition for the design, construction and operation of a zero-carbon-emitting multifamily building.
Zero Place will include 46 apartments and a ground floor of retail shops, and it is located at the corner of Mullberry Street and Route 32 North in New Paltz. Project engineer Barry Medenbach predicts that construction will take between 14 and 16 months to complete.
The mixed-used building will be located in the village at the corner of North Chestnut and Mulberry St. Forty-six apartments will sit above ground-floor retail shops.
Opponents of the project, which would include 46 apartments over a floor of retail space and be located in the village on North Chestnut St., said the hearing should be kept open because important details are still up in the air. But planners concluded that would result in a feedback loop, with adjustments made in response to comments prompting further comments, ad infinitum.
A public hearing was held on Jan. 16 and another will be held Feb. 6 on the project, which includes 46 apartments above a floor of retail space, and would be located on North Chestnut St. in the village of New Paltz.
As site plan review for Zero Place in New Paltz nears a conclusion, village planning board members on December 19 tackled issues around access to the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and compliance with the village’s affordable housing law in advance of setting a public hearing on these and other aspects of the project that must be fleshed out before any approval might be granted.
New Paltz Village Planning Board members, during a special meeting held August 29, methodically discussed their views about the environmental
The mixed-use development will now have a smaller footprint, and include a public bathroom and a park-like space dubbed “Mulberry Square.”
New Paltz Mayor Tim Rogers and developer David Shepler spoke about the future of New Paltz’s village, particularly the mixed-use zone on Rt. 32 where Zero Place would be built, at a recent luncheon.
Neighbors of the NBR, which includes the stretch of North Chestnut Street from Broadhead to BOCES, were taken aback when they realized that its tenets include allowing buildings up to 50 feet in height, prompting the requested review.