Construction on Continental Commons could begin next spring

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Rendering of the proposed Continental Commons.

FISHKILL – Now that a state supreme court justice ordered the Town of Fishkill to provide the developer of Continental Commons hook-ups to town water and sewer service, developer Dominic Broccoli anticipates breaking ground on his 12-acre project in the spring of 2023.

He would like to develop it into a “gateway to Dutchess County.” 

It has taken years of legal battles between Broccoli and Friends of Fishkill Supply Depot before he could gain the approvals to develop the historic village on property that was a major supply depot for colonists during the American Revolution. An area of the property also houses a revolutionary war-era cemetery.

Broccoli plans to develop the project in phases and replicate existing historic buildings.

“Shops, restaurants, hotels, visitors center. I want to put a little museum on the southern part of the property where the burial grounds are. I want to put a little amphitheater,” he said.

Broccoli said he has discussed the historical elements of his plans with the town historian.