Cleanup completed at Poughkeepsie Brownfield site

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POUGHKEEPSIE – Action has been completed to address the contamination related to the Crannell Square site at 35 Catharine Street in Poughkeepsie.

Cleanup activities were performed by the Kearney Realty & Development Group, Crannell Square Housing Development Fund Company, and Crannell Square Limited Partnership with oversight by the State Department of Environmental Conservation.

The site has achieved site cleanup suitable for unrestricted use.

The state must now issue a certificate of completion and the applicants will be eligible for tax credits to offset a portion of the costs of performing cleanup activities and for redevelopment of the site.

The 1.1-acre site has been used for commercial and residential purposes dating back as early as 1887 until about 1960. It had been used for an auto repair shop, private garage, warehouse, school – eventually used as a boarding house/hotel. In 1963, the city developed the property as a municipal parking lot, but it is being redeveloped as a multi-use apartment complex and the new structure has been erected.