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City of Poughkeepsie Releases Requests for Development Proposals for Two-City Owned Properties

The city is seeking qualified parties interested in purchasing and developing city-owned properties at 204 Church St. and 61 Academy St.

204 Church St. is a vacant, three-story 2,765-square-foot building once used as a residence and office. 61 Academy St, is a vacant 7,405-square-foot lot.

These parcels are highly visible and accessible, located on (or just off of) the city’s busy eastbound arterial (Church Street), which sees an average of 25,000 vehicles daily. The parcels are also located on the periphery of the city’s downtown, two blocks south of Main Street and within walking distance of shops, restaurants and offices.

“The Church Street property is a unique piece of Poughkeepsie’s history and is located within steps of some of the city’s most exciting planned development,” said City Administrator Marc Nelson. “Built by well-known local architect, Arnout Cannon Jr., the building is part of ‘Church Street Row,’ a group of buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. It is also designated a local historic landmark. We welcome innovative and exciting proposals that will combine historic preservation with a creative design and utility we can all be proud of.”

The city’s goals for the sites include maximizing both sites’ development potential, contributing to the vibrancy of the city’s Downtown District. Mixed-use development is preferred where possible.

Proposals are due in the City Chamberlain’s office at City Hall, First Floor, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie NY, 12601, no later than 3 p.m. on Oct. 9. For more details and specifics about how to submit an application, click here.