At the City Council meeting held August 16th the board unanimously agreed that Bluestone Developers has failed to diligently undertake the securing and clean-up and improvement of the Liberty Street School, as required under Section 5.a. of the LPA. That now means that Bluestone does not hold the title for the school and the City is now owner of the property.
The Newburgh Heights Association has been on top of this as this building is in the vicinity of their neighborhood. Some find it very unlikely that Bluestone will get the building back. That leaves one to ponder what will now happen to the building. First it was supposed to be an artist haven envisioned by Phillip Rudolph III, then condo’s from Bluestone, now what? The entire community wants to see a successful rehabilitation of the this building. Here’s what it looked like in it’s glory days. Click to enlarge.