KINGSTON – The City of Kingston and Hudson River Estuary Program are hosting a public Open House meeting on Wednesday, February 12 to provide updated information on the Kingston Point Climate-Adaptive Design Project. The Kingston Point Climate-Adaptive Design Project is a part of the larger Weaving the Waterfront Initiative and addresses future environmental impacts to Kingston Point Park.
Building on concepts and strategies explored in the 2017 Cornell Climate-adaptive Design Studio (CAD), the Kingston Point Climate-Adaptive Design Project, which is being led by Supermass Studio, will develop concrete approaches for long-term interventions that will preserve Kingston Point as water levels and tidal patterns rise due to climate change, while enhancing the existing ecosystems and recreational facilities.
“Since 2016, the City’s Sustainability Coordinator has been working alongside Cornell University students, landscape architects, designers, planners, community members and state representatives to move this project forward and proactively preserve one of our most beloved natural resources,” said Mayor Noble. “Kingston Point Park will inevitably be affected by rising sea levels and more extreme weather events, and we are taking the steps now to protect our park from generations to come.”
“There is so much at stake and so many factors to consider when looking to the future of Kingston Point,” said Julie Noble, Environmental Education and Sustainability Coordinator. “This meeting is a prime opportunity for the community to understand the challenges we’re facing and weigh in on possibilities for the future of our waterfront at the Point.”
Funding for this project was provided by the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Hudson River Estuary Program (NYSDEC HREP).
Residents are encouraged to attend the public meeting on February 12, 2020, from 5:30-7:30 pm at City Hall in Council Chambers to learn about the current progress on the concept framework plan and provide feedback.
Find out more about all of the Weaving the Waterfront Projects at https://kingston-ny.gov/weavingthewaterfront