Artist lofts and retail mix planned for downtown Poughkeepsie parcel


POUGHKEEPSIE – Three parcels at the corner
of Main and South Bridge streets between the bridge and downtown Poughkeepsie
could be developed into a mix of residential and retail units.

A request for proposals had been issued by the city, but there was no response.

The Common Council, acting as the Poughkeepsie Urban Renewal Agency, voted
Monday night to sell the lot, which it currently owns, to Kearney Realty
Group and Development, for $250,000. Kearny plans a project will artist
loft style residential units on upper floors and a mix of retail and commercial
in the street level.

Council members, including Joseph Rich, liked the concept.

“I Think it’s going to be part of our new renaissance of Main
Street and this is going to be one heck of a nice building, and it’s
going to fit in with our artistic community very nicely,” Rich said.

The parcel was once known as “Sculpture Park,” but the sculptures
long since disappeared.

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