Weekly Link Round Up

The weekly link roundup is a collection of links related to Newburgh, revitalization, urban planning and anything else that might inspire change or create dialogue. Photo by Steven Rosas.

10 Coolest Small Towns in America 2018 [BT]
Indianapolis council rejects Downtown tax [IS]
Developer sues Newburgh for $31.5 million [THR]
Crystal Lake reopens to public in Newburgh [MHN]
Groups plan makeover of neglected Newburgh park [THR]
Active wear manufacturer to set up shop in Newburgh [MHN]
Cafe newest effort to revitalize Newburgh’s Downing Park [THR]
Architects raise funds to save historic wood-frame house in Newburgh [THR]

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  • The Mill Street Project’s lawsuit against the City of Newburgh is the predictable result of yet another failed-from-the-get-go projects that play out the clock while they look for investors/outside money to do the project. This isn’t the first time. I don’t understand why people- or officials in the Planning and Development Department who are paid good money to know better- fail to look 5, 10, 15, 20 years back at what has already happened. Lesson number one: don’t sign any agreement until the developer has the money up front. If they don’t, why put our city at risk and why let them speculate while a space like the Broadway lot gets locked out of other potential ideas? Meanwhile another grand brick building on that lot has been destroyed by the neglect of our city to stabilize and secure it. Another historic gem that will be lost unnecessarily- as was most of that block already.

  • ‘Curious how the court(s) will go on this as any damages awarded beyond the $1.5 mil. would negatively impact the very residents the project was purportedly to benefit. A regressive tax in a sense. When they look into that “fair housing” violation what’s the chances the City’s neighborhood assessment disparity will be called out?
    As per human rights, it is a balanced consideration in that it does not include one benefiting at the expense of another.

  • So wondering how to do the exact same thing and make 30 million off the taxpayers for doing zilch. If the City of Newburgh has to pay a dime I think that this will be appealed and go all the way to Trumps super conservative Supreme Court and the City of Newburgh will win!