City of Poughkeepsie Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting (virtual)

Attend the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting to hear about the Wallace Campus.

  • Application for area variances relative to the proposed mixed-use (residential and commercial) development known as Wallace Campus, located on a proposed lot consolidating existing parcels at 319, 325, 327-329 and 331 Main Street, with off-street parking developed in conjunction with properties at 302, 304,, 306 and 310 Mill Street, all located in the eastern half of the city block surrounded by Main Street, Catharine Street, and Mill Street.

Register here!

Pershing Avenue Neighborhood Farm + Gardens Harvest Fest (in person)

Join Scenic Hudson at Pershing Avenue Neighborhood Farm + Gardens on Saturday, October 2 for Harvest Fest!

Activities include:

?Food (masks required in food tent)
?Dancing + music (dance battle)
?Family/kids craft activities
?Sign-ups for community garden beds
?Help plant blueberries for the farm
?Fun + games

?Parking on the Street?

Spanish interpretation and/or bilingual assistance will be provided

Dutchess County-Poughkeepsie Land Bank Meeting (remote)

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.

To Register for the Zoom link, please email

To view the agenda, click here.

Redistricting and Its Impact on Election Outcomes (virtual)

Join the Dutchess County Progressive Action Alliance for a presentation on redistricting and how the way it is done can impact the outcome of elections for years to come.  Karen Holloway, a member of the League of Women Voters, will be the speaker.

To sign up either mark going on this Facebook event or email indicating that you wish to attend the event. Please provide your email address so that the Zoom link can be sent to you.

City of Poughkeepsie Planning Board Meeting (in person and virtual)

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.

Read the agenda here!

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.

Dutchess County Urban Trail Open House (in person)

The vision for the Urban Trail is maximizing connections and access for those who walk, run, or bicycle, whether for transportation, recreation, or other purposes. This expansion of the region’s trail system will link Poughkeepsie’s northern neighborhoods with key destinations, such as Marist College, Hudson Heritage, the Hudson River waterfront, the Walkway Over the Hudson, the W.R.S. Dutchess Rail Trail, the Fall Kill Creek, and a variety of nearby parks and local businesses.

Come anytime between 6:30-8:30pm at the Family Partnership Center Cafeteria (29 N. Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie, NY) to learn more!

City of Poughkeepsie Historic District & Landmark Preservation Commission meeting

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.

Dutchess County Urban Trail Virtual Public Meeting

The Dutchess County Urban Trail project is the development of a new trail network utilizing former CSX rail line property in the City and Town of Poughkeepsie. The trail network will connect with the William R. Steinhaus Dutchess Rail Trail, as well as provide connections to the Poughkeepsie waterfront, parks, local businesses, restaurants, educational institutions, major development projects (including Hudson Heritage) and tourism destinations, such as Walkway Over the Hudson. The project is being done in collaboration with Scenic Hudson, which transferred the 2.7-mile corridor to Dutchess County in late 2019 to create public use trail opportunities.

During the virtual public meeting, the project team will share an overview of the project, potential design concepts for the Urban Trail, and answer questions from the public.

Register here!