Neuhaus vetoes sale of government center


GOSHEN – The Orange County Government Center in Goshen will be rebuilt after all.
The county legislature voted last year to rehabilitate it by demolishing one portion and construct an addition.  Nothing was done to advance that since two proposals were later made to buy it.
But, on Monday after a legislative review committee considered both purchase offers, County Executive Steven Neuhaus vetoed a proposed local law to sell or lease the building.
Now he said redevelopment of the facility, which has been closed since September 2011, will move forward.
“I think that we will have bids out within 30 days and we can see construction starting in Goshen in as early as 90 days from now then it’s about an 18 to 24 month construction timeline,” Neuhaus said.
The reconstruction project is expected to cost around $70 million.

Rendering showing
the portion to be retained in brown


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