Downtown Kingston was selected as the winner of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative in the Mid-Hudson region.
The City of Kingston’s downtown has historically been the city’s economic hub, containing county office buildings, financial and professional services offices, the city’s sole supermarket, and key recreational spaces. Within the past ten years, it has experienced a renaissance led by an influx of new investments and a resurgence of new cafes, restaurants, and boutique shops. Kingston has an ideal combination of recent strategic investments, shovel-ready future opportunities, involved anchor institutions and partners, recent infrastructure improvements, and supportive policies and plans to jump-start the DRI planning process. Additional Downtown Revitalization Initiative investments in the area dubbed the “Stockade Business District” will continue the area’s economic revitalization and create new opportunities for the surrounding neighborhoods, towns and counties.