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Posted on: February 27, 2024

Meeting Set on Proposed Zoning Changes

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The city has approved a new comprehensive plan and is continuing to work to update the corresponding zoning code amendments.The city will hold a public meeting  to obtain feedback from  5:30 to 7 p.m on Wednesday, March 6 at the Poughkee...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: February 26, 2024

City to Make Renovations to Mansion Street Bridge

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The city will undertake reconstruction project on the Mansion Street Bridge Over the Fall Kill Creek and will hold an information meeting and public hearing pursuant to the Eminent Domain Procedure Law at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, in the Common Cou...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: February 7, 2024

City Receives NY Funds to Address Fall Kill Issues

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The city has been awarded more than $750,000 through a New York State Department of State Local Waterfront Revitalization Program grant to address flooding and promote public access along the edges of the Fall Kill Creek.

The city is partnering with the No...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: January 5, 2024

City Prepares for Snowstorm

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The city is monitoring the impending snowstorm and will declare an emergency if warranted.  In the event an emergency is declared, vehicles must be removed from designated routes. Vehicles that are legally registered, inspected, and insured may b...
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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: December 14, 2023

Flowers To Be Sworn In As Mayor on Jan. 2

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Yvonne Flowers will be sworn in as Mayor of the City of Poughkeepsie at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, in the Poughkeepsie High School Auditorium, 70 Forbus St. Poughkeepsie Common Council members also will be sworn in at that time. The event is free and open to...
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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: November 20, 2023

City Releases Its 2024 CDBG Application

The city has released its 2024 Community Development Block Grant application, which is available on the city’s website.

 

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federally funded formula-based grant allocated to eligibl...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: January 19, 2022

Check Out Latest Issue of the Buzz Newsletter!

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Mayor Flowers reads to Krieger Elementary School students, attends conference in Albany; public hearing set regarding Mansion Street Bridge project, all this and more in The Buzz: City of Poughkeepsie E-Newsletter — February 23, 2024 -

The Buzz Ne...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: November 2, 2023

City Is Digitizing More Historical Records

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City officials have received a $50,000 grant from the New York State Archives to digitize more historical records.

The city secured the grant through the Chamberlain’s office, which is responsible for the city’s Office of Vital Statisti...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: October 31, 2023

City Seeks Input on Housing Vacancy Study

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The city has contracted with the Collective for Community Culture and Environment (CCCE) to assist in determining the vacancy rate in buildings completed prior to Jan. 1, 1974, that contain at least six (6) dwelling units. The Housing Vacancy Rat...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: October 19, 2023

City Seeks Industrial Development Agency Members

The Common Council is seeking individuals interested in serving on the Industrial Development Agency of the City of Poughkeepsie. Interested applicants must currently reside in the City of Poughkeepsie.

The IDA assists economic development projects that cr...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: October 10, 2023

City Seeks Ice House Operator at Waryas

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 The city is seeking a qualified operator for the Ice House at Waryas Park, which has previously served as an anchor restaurant on the city’s most active waterfront park. The deadline for submissions to the city’s Request for Proposal is November...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: September 26, 2023

City Sets Meeting on S. Grand Ave. Project

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The city plans to make significant improvements along South Grand Avenue between Hooker and College avenues and will hold a public information meeting about the project at 5:30 p.m. Monday, October 16 in the Common Council Chambers at Poughkeepsie City Ha...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: September 12, 2023

Mayor Directs IDA to Delay Action on Tax Benefits Application from Rip Van Winkle Apartments

Mayor Marc Nelson has directed the city’s Industrial Development Agency to delay action on a pending application for certain tax benefits related to the Rip Van Winkle Apartments at 10 Rinaldi Boulevard. Effective Sept. 8, the mayor asked for a ...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: September 6, 2023

City Seeks Public Input Before Applying for Big State Grant

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The city will soon apply for $10 million in funds under the state’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) program and is seeking public input to help shape that submission.The program, which started in 2016, is intended to transform downtown ...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: September 6, 2023

City Holds Meeting on Kaal Rock Park Plan

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The city plans to make renovations to Kaal Rock Park and held a public meeting Wednesday, September 20 before it finalizing design plans.You can watch a video of the meeting here. The city has identified Kaal Rock Park as an underutilize...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: August 14, 2023

City to Begin Work on Grand Avenue Project

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As part of its continuing work to improve city streets, the city will begin making significant improvements along Grand Avenue between Hooker and College avenues.

The city has retained Creighton Manning Engineering, LLP to perform preliminary and final des...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: August 10, 2023

City Opts Not to Move Forward on DeLaval Now

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City officials announced today they have decided not to move forward with the submissions received regarding the development of a prominent 14-acre site on the city’s southern waterfront.

The city created a Request for Expressions of Interest (RF...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: May 8, 2023

City Extends Deadline for DeLaval Responses

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Mayor Marc Nelson announced that he has extend the public comment period regarding the submissions received for development on the DeLaval site through Friday, July 7, 2023. 

Prior to releasing the applicant submissions last month, the city create...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: May 9, 2023

City Seeks Input on Kaal Rock Park

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The city has identified Kaal Rock Park as an underutilized park in need of rehabilitation and is working to make improvements with public input.The city has retained LaBella Associates to assist with the park’s revitalization, and the project team will de...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: April 21, 2023

Main Street Gets Spruce Up Project

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The city Department of Public Works installed new benches, dual trash and recycle receptacles and tree guards this week on Main Street. 

Second Ward Common Council Member Evan Menist funded this $50,000 project through ward money allocated to each...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: March 6, 2023

City Officials Release Statements on Zoning Code Draft

Mayor Marc Nelson, Council Chairwoman Natasha Brown, and Council Vice Chair Nathan Shook issued statements today that they will not support amendments to the city’s zoning code which would have permitted the construction of detached accessory dw...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: February 1, 2023

Public Input Sought on Zoning Code Changes

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Mayor Marc Nelson has announced he has directed the Development Department to extend the public comment period through February 23, 2023 for comments to the first draft of amendments to the city’s Zoning Code. 

City officials are updatin...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: January 31, 2023

City Offering $490,000 in Youth Activity Grants

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City Mayor Marc Nelson announced today that $490,000 is being made available to community organizations through the city’s Youth Activities & Opportunities Grant Program.

The city created the program in 2018 with $140,000 in seed money. Over the years,...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: January 23, 2023

City Approves Updates to LWRP

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The City of Poughkeepsie has approved strategic updates  to its Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, reflecting changes that have occurred to the area since the City last adopted an LWRP more than 20 years ago. 

The program updates in...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Council Members Participate in Training

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Common Council members recently participated in key training programs hosted by the city’s Corporation Counsel, Development, and Finance departments.The members received more insights on the city’s planning and zoning laws and budgetin...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: December 8, 2022

City Releases Draft of Zoning Code Changes

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City officials have released the first draft of amendments to its zoning code that would streamline the number of districts and modernize the regulations to address development trends.

The city has not updated its zoning code on a citywide scale in 40 year...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: August 11, 2022

Fourth Open House Set for 'PK4Keeps'

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City officials are continuing to work on updating the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code and will hold a fourth open house for the “PK4Keeps” initiative on Wednesday, August 24.This event, which will take place from 5 to 7 p.m., in the City Hall Lobby, wi...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: January 19, 2022

City Sets Third Open House for ‘PK4Keeps’ Planning Project

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City officials are continuing to update the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Codes and have scheduled a third open house — this one focusing on the mission to “convert goals into action.” The city has been gaining considerable pu...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: January 26, 2022

City of Poughkeepsie Looking for Community-Minded Volunteers to Serve on Land Use Review Boards

Mayor Rolison announced today the City is looking for residents to serve on a number of land use review boards: Planning Board, Historic District and Landmark Preservation Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Waterfront Advisory Committee, and Shade Tree ...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: February 28, 2022

City Releases Housing Needs Assessment

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City officials have released a comprehensive study that highlights the challenges and opportunities it is facing regarding recent housing trends.

The report was prepared by Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, a not-for-profit policy, planning, advocacy and...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: February 10, 2022

City Planning Director Quinn Named Director of Development

Mayor Rolison has announced that City Planning Director Natalie Quinn has been named Development Director.

Quinn, a city resident, has been serving as Planning Director since 2019 and has led long-range strategic planning efforts for the city through the d...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Poughkeepsie Nets More Than $3 Million in State Funds For Economic and Community Development Plans

City of Poughkeepsie officials are pleased to announce that more than $3 million in state funding has been awarded for various economic and community development projects in the City.

The largest award, $2 million, is going to the Bow Tie Cinemas project. ...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: October 26, 2021

City of Poughkeepsie Attains Bronze Level in State’s Climate Smart Communities Program

The City of Poughkeepsie has achieved bronze level certification in the New York State Climate Smart Communities program, which recognizes the accomplishments of local governments that are reducing greenhouse gas emissions and responding to climate change...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: March 3, 2020

City Begins Process of Updating Comprehensive Plan

The City of Poughkeepsie is beginning the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan, something that hasn’t been undertaken in more than two decades.

The Comprehensive Plan will provide a vision for future growth and development in the city, and ...

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Planning & Zoning
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Development Director Quinn Provides Chamber of Commerce With Update

City Development Director Natalie Quinn provided an update Wednesday to Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce on projects that have completed or begun construction in the city in the last few years.Quinn also discussed large projects recently appro...

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Planning & Zoning