All summer long work has been steadily happening at 96 Broadway. A few weeks ago I was invited to see the interior updates of the adaptive reuse of this historical building that has been dilapidated for years.
Coming to the ground floor is a restaurant called Mama Roux. It will be a Cajun inspired restaurant. This project also acquired the adjacent lot which will be used for outdoor dining. You can follow updates on Instagram.
Above the restaurant are six apartments. As part of some of the incentives received a few are designated as affordable housing. They range from 1-2 bedroom apartments with nice finishes such as central a/c, video intercoms, skylight portholes on the top floor, pocket doors, and great views of lower Broadway.
This corner of Liberty Street and Broadway acts as the gateway to some of Newburgh’s business corridors. It had been dark and vacant for over a decade. To now see the building occupied gives inspiration and hope for what can happen to other long neglected anchor buildings in the community.
It’s been years since the gates have been up at 110-112 Broadway. Now they are completely gone as exterior work has begun, giving a hint at what this corner could possibly look like in the future. There will be at least two new storefronts or retail opportunities once work has been completed. If you are interested, please send me an email and I will put you in contact with him. NewburghRestoration(at)gmail(dot)com.
And here is another look at the rendering that was shared last year.
Goodbye cinder blocks and hello beautiful sliding glass garage doors at the ADS warehouse on Ann Street. There will be a variety of uses happening in this building but, this particular space will be the home of a future distillery. Located directly off the Liberty Street corridor and across the street from the Ann Street Gallery, the new uses for the ADS warehouse will be a welcome change to this once dormant building.
Between Spaces LLC is redeveloping the old ADS warehouse on Ann Street. On December 11 they went before they ARC and presented this design. This has to be done when your building is within the historic district. The project was approved and praised for their efforts to create something a bit more modern in Newburgh. If you’d like to follow up with the project make sure to follow them on Instagram.
This is going to be very exciting for the Liberty Street and Lower Broadway corridors. There will be a public art space component and retail use as well as pop-up space.
A long neglected building on Broadway has a new owner. He shared this rendering with me with regards to his plans to renovate this building. This will be a monumental task. As some of you might remember, Chambers Street was closed off for many months due to falling bricks from the facade.
The owner is open to ideas. Do you think this building would do well with offices to professionals needing space? Apartments? Live/work? The ground floor would remain retail.
This building would anchor the north side of Broadway between Chambers Street and Liberty, now with the project at 96 Broadway underway and a restaurant coming to the ground floor.
The City of Newburgh has accepted a proposal for 109 South William from the original RFP they sent out in November of 2017. This is huge news for South William Street, as this property will likely lead the way for other development along this corridor that runs just west of Liberty Street.
Plans are to create a mixed-use space with apartments and a restaurant. The developer is Baxter Building Corp, a Poughkeepsie-based developer that recently was nominated for the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards for the design of Heritage Food in Wappingers Falls. They are partnering with Sisha Ortuzar, co-founder of ‘Wichcraft sandwich restaurants in Manhattan and architecture firm, Mapos.
As of now, many things are uncertain and will be clarified with time. The rendering above is very basic and will significantly change. It is also uncertain what kind of restaurant will fill the space and how the mixed uses will coincide. This will clearly be a major investment to transform the entire property and South William Street.
This is the most exciting development for South William Street since Atlas Industries transformed neighboring factory, 11 Spring Street.