Update on the Regal Bag Building

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Thanks to the Newburgh Advocate’s taping of the latest Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, we got to see a quick update on the Regal Bag Building project. This project has been quiet for a while, and even had some people thinking that it was kaput. However, at the meeting, the Regal Bag Project was approved for a year extension to work out some of it’s issues. Owner, Bill Kaplan confessed to having met challenges and hard times starting the project. Even so, he anticipates starting work this year. It has been reported that the windows have already been replaced.

This project will bring over 100 new and reused housing units to the Newburgh waterfront and is supposed to add $2 million to the City of Newburgh’s tax rolls. 2011 will be an interesting year if this project can get started as well as the Newburgh Brewery that is supposed to be operating by the end of this year, as well as Ray Yannone’s waterfront home project that should be starting soon.