January 8, 2013Hudson Landing Promenade Strategy Focus of Meeting at Kingston City Hall

AVR development principal Tom Perna, along with Hudson Landing local representatives, met last week with Mayor Shayne Gallo to discuss plans to move forward with building a portion of the one-mile Hudson Landing promenade along the Hudson River in Kingston and the Town of Ulster.

The full estimated cost of the promenade is $5.8 million dollars.  The City of Kingston was awarded a $1.2 million grant in a New York State Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) toward the construction of the promenade and AVR has agreed to match the $1.2 million.  Discussion among the municipal leaders (Jim Maloney represented the Town of Ulster) centered on how to proceed, including the viability of beginning the promenade with the reduced funding. Design elements of the promenade will be submitted in the next two months while additional grant applications are submitted to New York state agencies.

The Hudson Landing Promenade is projected to be a significant tourism and economic development project for Ulster County and the Mid-Hudson region.  In addition, the Promenade is viewed as a strong stimulus in beginning the 1652 unit Hudson Landing housing development along the Hudson.  Ulster County Executive Michael Hein, Mayor Gallo and Town of Ulster Supervisor Jim Quigley all applauded the announcement of the funding for the promenade.  Further meetings in the next few months are scheduled to review the promenade construction plans.