September 7, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mayor Steve Noble Introduces Development Team for Proposed Mixed Use Project and Parking Garage in Stockade District
KINGSTON, N.Y. Mayor Steve Noble was pleased to welcome members of the public and media to an announcement at the Senate Garage in Uptown Kingston on Thursday. The purpose of the event was to introduce the team who will be working to redevelop the site of the former parking garage, located at 21 North Front St. These partners include Joe Bonura, Jr. of JM Development Group, Patrick Page of Page Properties, and Brad Jordan, owner of the Herzog Supply Co. Mayor Noble was joined by Ulster County Executive Mike Hein for this announcement.
After a Request for Qualifications in 2016, Wright Architects was selected to work with the City to launch a redevelopment effort of the site that would include a mixed use building with residential and commercial space, as well as expanded public parking. As part of this process, Mayor Noble had the opportunity to meet Joe Bonura Jr., who has led a wide range of projects throughout the Mid-Hudson region.
“Over time, it became clear that I had found the type of developers who had the track record and experience necessary to bring this initial concept to reality,” said Mayor Noble. “I am excited for Joe, Patrick and Brad to lead this ambitious project and look forward to supporting them as they work with the community to create a space that complements and enhances the Stockade District.”
Following remarks from the Mayor and the County Executive, Mr. Bonura gave a brief presentation of the development team’s extensive experience and recent projects, followed by an overview of their vision for a transformative project at the site. This proposed project, to be known as “The Kingstonian,” will consist of commercial space on the first floor and a mix of housing and lodging on the other floors. At least 200 parking spaces will be dedicated for public parking. The project will include both the city-owned property at 21 North Front St. and the property owned by Herzog’s across the street on Fair St. While renderings of the proposed project are not yet available, Mr. Bonura stated that the project would not exceed the height of the Herzog’s warehouse and would be designed in a way that fits into the character of the district.
The team will meet with stakeholders throughout the community in the coming weeks and intends to provide regular updates on the development process. Funding for the proposed project will also be sought from a variety of local and state sources.
“By working from a community-centered approach and partnering with the right people at the right time, we have an opportunity to potentially create an incredible asset in the heart of the Stockade,” said Mayor Noble.