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November 1, 2010Kingston project shows signs of movement - When riding a new road, one knows it leads somewhere, but that   doesn’t guarantee how long it will take to complete the journey. Such is   the situation facing Hudson Landing, a 1,658-unit housing complex to be built along the shores of the Hudson River in Kingston.

After eight years of planning and revising, a construction road last month finally opened leading to the site of the project. But there is still no word on when the first housing will be completed on what is   planned as a 15-year build out process.

The road, called Hudson Landing Boulevard, opened Oct. 21 to   applause of about 50 people and public officials. Off Route 32 near   Frank Sottile Boulevard in the town of Ulster, the road will carry   construction vehicles to the site along the Hudson River shore where in   several stages the housing units are to be built along with some retail   stores and restaurants along a waterfront path. The 535-acre property,  formerly owned by Tilcon Inc., a mining company, straddles the border of Kingston and the town of Ulster, with most of it in Kingston.

Hudson Landing is to be built by Yonkers-based AVR Acquisition Corp.  The project was first proposed in 2002 and drew opposition as too   large and unsightly for its riverside setting, though that land was a   former quarry. The company revamped its plans over several years and   eventually got approval for a project that incorporates measures to   preserve scenery and greenery as well as allow public access to the   riverfront.

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