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
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080
    Email:
    [email protected]

    Kingston News

    5/9/2022 - City of Kingston Issues RFEI for Rehabilitation on Two Additional Properties

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    May 9, 2022

     

    City of Kingston Issues RFEI for Rehabilitation on Two Additional Properties

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston has released Requests for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for two additional vacant City-owned properties: 38 Post Street and 623-629 Delaware.

    The purpose is to find qualified buyers for each property, who are able to meet the development objectives listed for each property in the RFEI. Both properties were acquired by the City of Kingston via tax foreclosure.

    “As we are all aware, we are in the midst of a housing crisis, and must do everything we can to mitigate housing stress in our community,” said Mayor Noble. “Rehabbing these properties is just another step in the myriad housing initiatives we are currently working on. We hope to develop workforce housing on Delaware Avenue and are looking for more creative ideas on Post Street. Putting these two vacant properties back into the community will help improve the neighborhoods and add much-needed housing stock.”

    623-629 Delaware Ave is currently a four-unit residence. The City is interest in rehabilitating the property with a site use that creates community benefits, including, but not limited to, affordable housing, mixed-income housing or supportive housing.

    The property at 38 Post Street is currently a small commercial property. The City is interested in rehabilitating the property with a site use that creates community benefits via commercial or residential activity. The site is located in the Rondout Historic District. Due to potential environmental contamination from prior commercial uses on the site, the City of Kingston has completed a Phase I Environmental Assessment on the site that can be accessed here and that should be reviewed by potential respondents: https://engagekingston.com/brownfields

    The City of Kingston recently released RFPs for an initial three vacant homes to be rehabilitated and for a mixed-use housing proposal for 615 Broadway.

    “The 623-629 Delaware property is a four-unit residence with over 6,000 square feet. Given the current housing shortage, we are looking for proposals that include viable plans to rehabilitate this property and create affordable or mixed-income housing,” said Bartek Starodaj, City of Kingston Director of Housing Initiatives. 

    The submission deadline is June 6, 2022.  More information can be found at Engage Kingston.

    Mayor Noble established the Department of Housing Initiatives in 2018 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. Current projects include city-wide rezoning efforts, the Tiny Homes Project, Good Cause Eviction, short-term rental guidelines and more. Visit https://kingston-ny.gov/housing.