This property at 51 William Street went before the Architecture Review Commission in January. This is an exciting development for the William Street area as many buildings are run down and in need of a lot of attention. William Street used to be a bustling commercial area filled with stores. This street is particularly attractive because of the brick paved street and stone sidewalks that have been around for decades.
Take a look at the rendering below and you will see that a proper commercial storefront will be reconstructed, goose neck lighting will be installed and a new painted façade. This could make huge changes for this corner which is located next to the school. William Street could be the next downtown area on the verge of a come back if more properties are rehabbed. Imagine walking from Broadway to Renwick with quaint stores, restaurants and cafes. It existed once, hopefully Newburgh can get her groove back. There are plenty of opportunities on William Street for anyone wanting to further Newburgh’s revitalization. Stay tuned, we will be watching this property to show you the before and after.