In January of 2012 the City of Newburgh presented a new streetscape design for Chambers Street. Late in the summer of this year we started to see the realization of these plans. The perimeter of the area targeted for revitalization is between Chambers and Dubois and Broadway and South Street. Improvements will be paid for through the City’s Federal Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding.
New parking spots and crosswalks have been painted and bumpouts have been installed; creating a better environment for pedestrians and cars. I was down here recently for the Queen of the Hudson Music Series at 9-11 Chambers Street, and wow what a change this block is seeing. There is still more to come with the land bank soon to rehabilitate and occupy 2 vacant buildings on this same block as well.
What do you think of the new street design? There are plenty of amazing properties still up for sale on Chambers.