01/08/19 7:30am

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.

Photo via Instagram

11/21/18 7:30am

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.


04/20/18 7:30am

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.

12/18/17 11:30am

The City of Newburgh has been awarded a $50,000 Urban Forestry Grant from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation to revitalize trees and sidewalks along the South William Street block, from 9W to Walsh Rd.

Thirty new trees will be planted in large 3 x 5 tree pits, replacing 21 damaged trees; damaged sidewalks will be replaced. A wide variety of trees have been selected for their urban reliability, low maintenance, and beauty in spring through the fall. The new sidewalk sections will incorporate structural soils that encourage tree root growth without damaging sidewalks.

The benefits of planting and caring for urban trees will be taught with the assistance of Cornell Master Gardeners and the Newburgh Armory Unity Center. Tree donation can be made here.

12/14/17 4:32pm

“On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council Awards were announced and Safe Harbors of the Hudson is delighted to have received a $500,000 grant from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. This historic preservation grant will allow for the continued restoration of the Ritz Theater and its development into a center for performance, innovation, education and engagement in downtown Newburgh.

This award follows a $500,000 New York Main Street Stabilization grant awarded in late 2016 from New York State Homes and Community Renewal for the replacement of the Ritz Theater roof. The roof design has been completed and work on the structure is scheduled to begin in March 2018 with completion by late summer.

A new roof will stabilize the theater and pave the way for the next phase of the restoration which will include the removal of a late addition second story; the re-establishment of the original audience chamber and proscenium; and restoration of the original stage house.

Safe Harbors would like to thank the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and our stalwart supporters for investing in a strong, healthy and vibrant Newburgh!”

-Press release from Safe Harbors of the Hudson