According to an article published yesterday by the Mid-Hudson News, a separation agreement has been reached between the City of Newburgh and Leyland Alliance. There were grand ideas to restore the Newburgh waterfront that was essentially demolished during the 60’s and 70’s. Plans included: an improved park at end of Broadway (above), a resurrected Clinton Square, and a pedestrian walkway.
The city will now have to come up with new ideas on how to restore the waterfront. It is a sad end, but let’s now look to the future.
**Just added** according to this article from the THR, Leyland owns “a block-long stretch of hillside along Colden Street, just north of the Newburgh campus of SUNY Orange”. A positive note is that the land should not sit vacant according to their deal. “Leyland must have building approvals within three years and finish construction within six years”. The plan is to make rental housing for students at SUNY Orange.
-Renderings by architect David Carrico, Leyland Alliance