The Village of Haverstraw will host a Public Information Meeting on its Downtown Development Concept Plan for the former Empire State Chair Factory Property.

The Village of Haverstraw will host a public information meeting to share the vision for the future of its waterfront property at the foot of Main Street on Wednesday, March 14th , 2018 at 7:00pm at the Haverstraw Community Center, 50 West Board Street (behind the Knights of Columbus).

These waterfront parcels, known as the Chair Factory and Damiani Properties, have been owned by the Village for several years and are presently vacant and ready for development.  This 9+ acre combined parcel sits on a peninsula at the foot of Main Street at the widest point of the Hudson River, with views of Hi Tor Mountain, Westchester and Bowline Point Park.

This Development proposal, recently featured in the Journal News, is the culmination of a visionary process by a committee of selected local residents, business people and elected officials, together with the public, and formulated into a plan by the engineering and design firm Barton & Loguidice.  This mixed use, mixed income proposal envisions a European-style business district around a pedestrian only public plaza, with vast areas of public recreation space along the waterfront.

The Village of Haverstraw, in the midst of a renewed revitalization effort, recently completed a $5 million streetscape project in its downtown and is anticipating additional projects by Ginsburg Development, Yado Estates and others.

The Village envisions itself to be the master developer of this downtown redevelopment project, but is interested in developers of all sizes who want to be part of a one-of-a-kind project on the Hudson River, with development parcels available in sites from small to large.  Developers with vision and integrity are most welcome and encouraged.

Mayor Kohut and the Board of Trustees encourage residents, business owners and interested development partners to attend the meeting on the 14th and share our vision for this property.