KINGSTON – The City of Kingston is the latest municipality in the region to win a $10 million state Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant. Governor Andrew Cuomo came to the state’s first capital to announce the grant at a packed house of local supporters at Keegan’s Ale House.
Mayor Steven Noble was ecstatic about the award.
“From this day forward we have a lot of work to do. I know it’s
not going to be easy, but I know I can count on each and every one of
you in this room to move this forward and to help our city into a place
that it has never been,” Noble said. “This is literally going
to be transformative for our community.”
Ulster County Executive Michael Hein noted the city has begun a renaissance.
The plan, developed by a city committee, will center on the city’s Stockade District and its rebirth with residential and commercial opportunities.
The City of Middletown won the $10 million DRI in the first regional round. Since then, the City of Hudson won the $10 million prize in the Capital District.
Poughkeepsie Mayor Robert Rolison offered congratulations to Kingston. “When one city prospers, the region prospers,” he said.