The City of Newburgh has accepted a proposal for 109 South William from the original RFP they sent out in November of 2017. This is huge news for South William Street, as this property will likely lead the way for other development along this corridor that runs just west of Liberty Street.
Plans are to create a mixed-use space with apartments and a restaurant. The developer is Baxter Building Corp, a Poughkeepsie-based developer that recently was nominated for the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards for the design of Heritage Food in Wappingers Falls. They are partnering with Sisha Ortuzar, co-founder of ‘Wichcraft sandwich restaurants in Manhattan and architecture firm, Mapos.
As of now, many things are uncertain and will be clarified with time. The rendering above is very basic and will significantly change. It is also uncertain what kind of restaurant will fill the space and how the mixed uses will coincide. This will clearly be a major investment to transform the entire property and South William Street.
This is the most exciting development for South William Street since Atlas Industries transformed neighboring factory, 11 Spring Street.