May 4, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City of Kingston and Ulster County to Host Community Meeting Focused on Underutilized Sites in Midtown Kingston
Wednesday, May 9th at 6:00pm at City Hall
KINGSTON, N.Y- Community members, particularly residents and business owners in Midtown Kingston, are invited to attend a community meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 9th at 6:00pm in City Hall’s Common Council Chambers. The focus of this meeting will be to identify underutilized areas in Midtown Kingston and establish goals and priorities for the future. This meeting is being held in coordination with Ulster County and the City of Kingston and is sponsored with funding from the New York State Department of State.
This event is part of a countywide revitalization planning process with funding from the New York State Department of State (NYSDOS) Brownfield Opportunity Area Grant program. The project identifies five study areas within communities across the county, including Midtown Kingston, evaluates study area conditions, and identifies barriers and potential opportunities for advancing revitalization efforts for these areas.
“We appreciate this valuable assistance from our partners in Ulster County and the Department of State,” said Mayor Noble. “The opportunities identified in the final report will assist us in advancing revitalization efforts underway in Midtown and to secure new resources to spur economic development throughout the area.”
The study area mirrors the boundaries and focuses of the City’s initial proposal (2016) for Downtown Revitalization Initiative funding and presents a range of diverse revitalization opportunities for the business owners, property owners, the community, City and County to consider. The opportunities in this report can help: build on Midtown’s successful redevelopment and greenway trail investments; attract state funding and private investment incentives; revitalize underutilized sites, vacant areas, and known brownfield sites; increase recreation and open space; and improve neighborhood housing and quality of life.
For additional information, contact Brenna Robinson, Director of the City of Kingston’s Office of Economic and Community Development, at 845-334-3924 or at [email protected].