The City of Kingston, NY

    Welcome to the City of Kingston, NY

    Kingston, dating to the arrival of the Dutch in 1652, is a vibrant city with rich history and architecture, was the state's first capital, and a thriving arts community. City Hall is in the heart of the community at 420 Broadway, and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except July & August (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).  Come tour our historic City, with restaurants that are among the region's finest, and local shopping that promises unique finds.

    Historic Churches

    Kingston is home to many historic churches. The oldest church still standing is the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston which was organized in 1659. Referred to as The Old Dutch Church, it is located in Uptown Kingston. Many of the city's historic churches populate Wurts street (6 in one block) among them Hudson Valley Wedding Chapel is a recently restored church built in 1867 and now a chapel hosting weddings. Another church in the Rondout is located at 72 Spring Street. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1849. The original church building at the corner of Hunter Street and Ravine Street burned to the ground in the late 1850s. The current church on Spring Street was built in 1874.

    Kingston, NY

    Kingston became New York's first capital in 1777, and was burned by the British on October 13, 1777, after the Battles of Saratoga. In the 19th century, the city became an important transport hub after the discovery of natural cement in the region, and had both railroad and canal connections.

    Kingston, NY

    The town of Rondout, New York, now a part of the city of Kingston, became an important freight hub for the transportation of coal from Honesdale, Pennsylvania to New York City through the Delaware and Hudson Canal. This hub was later used to transport other goods, including bluestone. Kingston shaped and shipped most of the bluestone made to create the sidewalks of New York City.


    Contact Us

    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York

    (845) 331-0080
    [email protected]

    The Department of Housing Initiatives is a newly established department dedicated to support housing planning in the City of Kingston. The Department manages housing-related grants, supports the construction of new market-rate and affordable housing, develops policies to protect existing residents, and addresses the connection between housing and sustainability, health, and mobility. The Department also reviews the disposition of city-owned property suitable for housing development and collaborates with local and regional housing organizations.

    Upcoming Housing-Related Public Events

    Version 1.0 of the Kingston Forward draft for the citywide rezoning has been released here. View additional information and supplementary materials on Engage Kingston:


     Make your voice heard! Attend an upcoming public meeting or submit a comment via this survey by July 1, 2022. 


    The City of Kingston will host a series of public meetings to solicit public feedback on Version 1.0. At the hybrid (in-person and virtual) public meeting on Wednesday, June 8, representatives from Dover Kohl and the City of Kingston will provide an overview of the draft code. At a series of open house events, staff from Dover Kohl, City staff, and Common Council members will be available to answer any questions.



    Draft Code Public Meeting June 8 at 6:00pm at City Hall (hybrid, registration required) 

    City Hall Open House June 10 from 2:00-4:00pm – Council Chambers

    Waterfront Walking Tour June 11 from 9-10am –  Meet in front of the Maritime Museum

    Wards 4, 5, 6 Neighborhood Open House June 10 from 5:30-7:00pm – Kingston Library Community Room

    Wards 1, 2, 3 Neighborhood Open House June 11 from 10:30-12pm – Old Dutch Church

    Wards 7, 8, 9 Neighborhood Open House June 11 from 1:00-2:30pm – Rondout Neighborhood Center

    Draft Code Public Hearing June 22 at 6:30pm (virtual, registration required)


    Please note: residents wishing to speak at the June 22 public hearing should email Bartek Starodaj, [email protected].


    Active Housing Projects on Engage Kingston

    Kingston Forward: Citywide Rezoning

    Anti-Displacement Strategies & Tiny Homes Project

    City of Kingston Surplus Properties

    Relevant Plans

    A Plan for Redevelopment: The City of Kingston’s Vacant and Abandoned Properties

    Kingston 2025 Comprehensive Plan


    Fact Sheets

    Good Cause Fact Sheet - This fact sheet provides information on Good Cause Eviction legislation and how it impacts tenants and landlords in the City of Kingston. 

    Housing Development Process - This outlines the process for building new housing in the City of Kingston. 

    Short-term rentals registration - This summarizes shot-terms rental regulations in the City of Kingston. Kingston is enforcing short-term rental regulations and all short-term rental hosts must comply with this registration process.

    Open RFPS/RFEIs

     Name and Link  Due Date  Status
    RFP # K22-09 Legal Consulting Services for Housing Initiatives  Proposals Due March 8, 2022 by 2:00 PM EST  This RFP is now closed.

    RFEI# K22-10 - Reuse of 615 Broadway for Mixed-Use Development 

    RFEI #K22-10 - Amendment #1

    RFEI #K22-10 - Amendment #2

    This Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) seeks responses from qualified developers to design, construct and operate a mixed use development on land owned currently by the City of Kingston, 615 Broadway. The City is interested in a mix of housing units and appropriate commercial and retail space with public greenspace.

    Proposals Due April 1, 2022 by 2:00 PM EST This RFEI is now closed.

    RFP# K22-13– Architectural Services 33 Franklin, 44 Franklin and 54 Van Deusen

    RFP# K22-13 - Amendment #1

    The City of Kingston seeks qualified architectural firms to provide architectural services for the rehabilitation of 33 Franklin St, 44 Franklin St, and 54 Van Deusen St.

    Proposals Due April 14, 2022 by 2:00 PM EST This RFP is now closed.

    RFEI#: K22-25: Request for Expressions of Interest Regarding the Sale of 38 Post

    RFEI K22-26: Request for Expressions of Interest Regarding the Sale of 623-629 Delaware Ave

    RFEI K22-26 Amendment #1

    Proposals Due June 6, 2022 by 2:00 PM EST  Open



    Contact Information

    Bartek Starodaj, Director of Housing Initiatives

    (845) 334-3928

    [email protected]