WASSAIC – The state is
looking to sell 330 acres of the former Wassaic Development Center and
the state’s Empire State Development Corporation is seeking expressions
of interest for future use of the property.
Officials said the goal of the request for expression of interest is to
solicit ideas that will advance public policy goals and maximize economic
benefits to the Harlem Valley area and the state.
Proposals should enhance the property as an economic engine for the region,
create new workforce housing, use green building and sustainable design
practices, and include participation of minority-owned business enterprises,
women-owned business enterprises and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses.
The residential portion of the campus was closed in 2014 as persons with
disabilities, who had lived there, were assimilated into the community.
The campus currently serves as administrative offices for the New York
State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities as the Wassaic
Campus of the Taconic Developmental Disabilities Services Office.