Orange County Buys 3 Buildings on Grand Street in Hopes to Work with Start-Up NY


Orange County has bought 3 of the most handsome and stately buildings Grand Street has to offer. According to this Mid Hudson News article the buildings will be Orange County Community College. This will open up opportunities for the Start-Up NY campaign to get businesses starting in NY state with tax free incentives that last about 10 years. The agreement is that businesses will support a school’s academic mission or curriculum. Eight other colleges in NY have already been approved for this program. It will be interesting to see how this is implemented in the City of Newburgh.

The buildings are 48, 54 and 62 Grand Street.

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  • The County has done an outstanding job evolving the creation of SUNY Orange in the City of Newburgh, these 3 buildings are the icing on the cake!

  • Masonic Temple! Beautiful building. So glad it will be used again!

  • I was so hoping these buildings would become part of SUNY Orange! Great news.

  • Beautiful buildings!

  • More buildings off the tax rolls. And the county will be compensating the City of Newburgh for the loss of those tax ratables exactly how? How will a broke county find funding to maintain three high maintenance historic buildings? Now that the county’s bond rating has been lowered because of it’s irresponsible budgets the interest rate on the bonds used to purchase these buildings will be higher too. One of the buildings is owned by a defunct, non-reporting non-profit that still owes the City of Newburgh back rent. Who will the County be writing the check to? Has the City of Newburgh put a lien on the property?

  • ‘Over a trillion $’s in student loan debt with almost twenty percent delinquent, fifty percent of college grads unemployed or under employed and there are now more administrators than instructors. It’s all about the ‘flow’, stop the flow and it all it comes crashing down.