The Dutchess County-Poughkeepsie Land Bank (DCPLB) was approved by New York State in August 2020, pursuant to New York State’s Land Bank Program. By inter-municipal agreement, Dutchess County and the City of Poughkeepsie jointly formed the DCPLB with a mission to promote equitable and sustainable development through the rehabilitation of vacant, abandoned and underutilized properties in ways that are guided by ongoing community input, that foster housing that is affordable, that nurture communities of choice and access, and that support economic, environmental and social resiliency. The DCPLB was officially incorporated in New York State in April 2021.
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The City of Poughkeepsie Public Arts Commission’s duty is to expand community awareness and advocate for the role and value of arts and culture in civic life. Taking into account the unique assets of the City of Poughkeepsie along with the successes and achievements of related revitalization efforts in other cities around the country; the commission will work to strengthen the local economy by gaining a greater regional and national recognition, advancing the City as an “arts destination” and engage public art as a major attraction for artists, cultural tourism and economic development. The Commission is to advise the City on issues relating to the arts; including the development, implementation, evaluation, and potential modification of the City’s art and culture policies, legislation, programs and services with an aim of fostering a wide range of arts and cultural offerings that engage a diverse public audience in the City of Poughkeepsie.
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Calling All Poets Series (CAPS) Live and In Person at the beautiful Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory.
Reading from new and selected works, Roger Aplon, Ronald P. Bremner, & Greg Correll are our features. The open mic will be a hybrid zoom and in person.
Attend the first open house for PK4Keeps on August 24th and be part of the effort to create Poughkeepsie’s new comprehensive plan.
Read about the Comprehensive Plan here.
The City of Poughkeepsie Planning Board will meet on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 7:00pm at Changepoint Church, 260 Mill Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. Please see the city’s press release for more information on why the meeting will not be held in Council Chambers.
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Following guidelines issued by the CDC and State & Federal Governments, any individuals who are not fully vaccinated will be required to wear a mask indoors where physical distancing isn’t possible. It is recommended that vaccinated individuals also wear a mask while indoors.
Free parking will be offered at the Financial Plaza Deck Parking Structure, 41 Market Street, immediately adjacent to Changepoint Church.
The Planning Board meeting will be webcast live and, once completed, the meetings are archived on the webcast site for later viewing.
Local artists display their work, H.V. Folk Guild perform live, kids activities, food & drink by Schatzi’s, site tours and door prizes.
The Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center is back, and is hosting a fun-filled and creative experience for local artists to display to the public their work in outdoor tents and indoor galleries. Musicians from the Hudson Valley Folk Guild will perform live and kids activities will be artistically curated by Renaissance Kids and Crazy Over Art on Tour. Schatzi’s Pub and Bier Garden is providing the food and drink for sale and tours of the historic buildings will be available on the half hours. This inexpensive community event celebrates the come back of the arts and can be enjoyed outdoors without masks if fully vaccinated.
The Historic District and Landmark Preservation Committee is a group of city residents appointed by the Mayor who are charged with reviewing all plans for the moving, exterior construction, alteration or repair, landscaping or demolition or any change in the exterior appearance of places, sites, structures or buildings designated landmarks or landmark sites and all places, sites, structures or buildings wholly or partly within the boundaries of a historic district. The Commission also considers applications for designation of historic landmarks and/or districts and makes recommendations regarding those applications to the Common Council.
Join the public meeting in person at City Hall, 62 Civic Center Plaza, in the Council Chambers on the 3rd floor.
Join the City of Poughkeepsie Public Arts Commission Meeting. On the agenda:
- Trash truck painting
- Whale sculpture update
- Historic bridges of the Hudson Valley project
- Public Art Policy discussion
- Dutchess County Urban Trail outreach
- Upcoming gallery exhibitions and events
View the detailed agenda here.
Join the City of Poughkeepsie Planning Board public meeting. On the agenda:
- South Clinton Street: Residential Conversion
- Wallace Campus: Demolition, Conversion, and New Construction
- 316 Main Street: Residential New Construction
- 32 Cannon Street: Conversion from vacant lot to restaurant
- 27 High Street: Conversion to multifamily development
- 584 Main Street: Conversion of furniture store to multiuse space
- 114 Smith Street: Expansion of parking lot
- 85 Market Street: Conversion of vacant office to multifamily residential
- 160 Union Street: Amended site plan
- Milton Street: Multifamily residential development
- 165 Smith Street: Extension of approval
- 375 Main Street: Extension of approval
View the detailed agenda here.
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The City of Poughkeepsie announced the renewal of Hudson Valley Community Power, a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program that allows residents, businesses, and municipalities to pool local electricity demand with other Hudson Valley municipalities to provide low cost, fixed-rate renewable electricity supply.
Each participating community has selected Joule Community Power as Program Administrator. Joule works on behalf of the municipalities to secure clean energy supply at the most favorable terms and ensures there are no contact or exit feeds for consumers.
Two virtual information sessions are scheduled (May 27th at 7pm and June 1st at 7pm EST.)
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