The Newburgh Community Land Bank, (NCLB) is seeking responses from interested parties for the purchase and redevelopment of either or both of the properties at 123 and 125 William Street in the City of Newburgh, New York, which NCLB acquired from the City in September 2017 subsequent to property tax foreclosure.
NCLB’s mission is to improve the quality of life in Newburgh by stabilizing and revitalizing abandoned properties, returning them to the tax rolls through transfer to responsible purchasers for full rehabilitation. NCLB seeks proposals that demonstrate a compatible use for the surrounding area, a feasible plan to be completed within a reasonable timeframe (no more than eighteen months from the date of sale), and adequate financial capacity and renovation experience to undertake the project.
Corner buildings are the gateways to neighborhoods. The City of Newburgh is looking to improve this corner of Liberty Street and South William by asking for RFP’s to develop 41 Liberty Street. It has been a long-neglected corner on this burgeoning block. They are seeking a qualified commercial owner-occupant with for-prof use – that will create jobs in the community and add tax revenue to the City.
It would be amazing to see development south on Liberty, just around the corner for 109 South William Street, slated for a new restaurant and venue space.
All responses must be received by Monday, April 30, 2018 by 4:00 pm.
Located at the very northern end of Lander Street, this row home is near other attractive row homes. They just haven’t see the same attention as other sections in the city. Be sure to check out the transformation of 197 Lander across the street that used to be abandoned.
194 Lander Street Newburgh NY Asking Price: $80,000 Year Built: 1900 Size: 2,898 sq ft Neighborhood: NoBro Taxes: $5,500 Distance to NYC: 55.7 mi, 1 hr 2 mins Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84 Google Map Listing by: Stacie R. Laskin
This is an interesting property close to the waterfront, on the edge of the Heights neighborhood. This is a quieter street, just a block away from Washington’s HQ, the Newburgh Brewery, and other potential projects. The fire damaged house across the street is being renovated by a couple, and The Foundry next door might be completed one day (do your research on that). Also, the empty lot diagonal to this property was supposed to be developed a few years ago. Those plans fell through, but the possibility is always still there. If everything came through for the 3 corners it might be worth it to put back the storefront that was probably here at one time.
39 Edward Street Newburgh NY Asking Price: $139,000 Year Built: 1890 Size: 3,144 sq ft Neighborhood: Waterfront/Heights Taxes: $6,047 Distance to NYC: 55.7 mi, 1 hr 2 mins Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84 Google Map Listing by: Rosemary Lee, Apple2Orange Realty
This is an impressive transformation of a house on the north side of Broadway. Just a year ago this house looked vastly different. It appears to have been renovated top to bottom. When some of these houses in Newburgh seem helpless, this is an example of the potential they hold. Around the corner is St. Luke’s Hospital, but this area is still very challenging.
32 City Terrace Newburgh NY Asking Price: $269,000 Year Built: 1892 Size: 2,056 sq ft Neighborhood: NoBro Taxes: $3,469 (probably hasn’t been assessed recently) Distance to NYC: 55.7 mi, 1 hr 2 mins Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84 Google Map Listing by: Desiree Osorio, John J Lease
One of the most desirable, yet unnoticed warehouses in Newburgh is finally up for sale through the city. They are officially accepting proposals for the purchase and rehabilitation of city-owned property, 109 South William Street. Proposals are due by mail or in person to the City of Newburgh no later than 4:00 PM Friday, December 15th, 2017.
The City is seeking a developer to rehabilitate this building for an owner-occupant, for-profit commercial use that will create jobs in the community and add tax revenue to the City. The owner-occupant business must agree to a minimum of a five-year occupancy. The possibilities are endless here for anything from manufacturing to office space. Hopefully, a business can occupy the space that will help encourage foot traffic to the area to patronize the up and coming smaller businesses and shops opening on Liberty Street. From a personal standpoint, a business that is aware of their sidewalk presence is highly desirable. The eye level sidewalk windows have been sealed off by bricks. Atlas Industries across the street has shown the advantages of opening up sealed windows and the difference it can make to the community and passerby’s.
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This building is just around the corner from the revitalizing Liberty Street corridor. Targeted development of 109 South Street could exponentially increase these efforts by bringing the revitalization west and south on Liberty Street. Champion examples of warehouse reuse in the city are Atlas Industries and the Newburgh Brewing Company. Currently, you can drive down Liberty Street and see many restaurants and shops that are already in operation. Here’s a list of other projects that are not as visible, your potential neighbors:
The Liberty Street School: undergoing major renovations to become a multi-use creative space. ETA 2018-2019 in phases.
2 Liberty: A condemned building being rehabilitated. Project completion ETA 2018 with an exciting ground use space planned.
15 Liberty: A new coffee shop to southern Liberty Street with a combined art gallery.
21 Liberty Street: aka the old Resnick’s Mattress Factory. Home to a shrimp farmer and storage for the Motorcyclepedia Museum, with more space available for rent.
36 Liberty Street: Under development by Newburgh City Living that has accomplished other projects in the city. There will be a ground floor retail space.
The building was constructed in 1895 for the firm of Staples and Hanford. It served as their headquarters for manufacturing of the “Staples Indestructible Spring Work”, a patented design used in the production of upholstered furniture, seats, and carriage cushions.
The building has gone through several transformations in the intervening years. During the 1940’s and the 1950’s, it housed a dress manufacturer, the Bernice Dress Corp., and an underwear manufacturer, Chesnin Leis & Co. Inc. Throughout the 1960’s, it was the home of the Sun-Ray Factory Clothing Outlet as well as Murray’s Lunch. During the last few decades, the building was used mainly as a warehouse for a variety of materials and merchandise.
Make sure to consult the RFP request to see full details on permitted uses and possible tax exemptions.