Community meeting for Midtown Kingston Landscaping Design Plan scheduled for October 3 – Daily Freeman


KINGSTON, NY – A community design meeting to get input on a landscaping design plan for a green space at the intersection of Broadway and Prince Street in Midtown will be held on Monday, October 3.

The meeting will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County, 507 Broadway, near the project site.

Working with the youth-led design team at the YMCA Farm Project in Kingston, the Community Design Charrette will include a short presentation and interactive workshop with the goal of gathering community input for ideas for green spaces to the intersection of Broadway and Prince Street, according to a city news release. KaN Landscape Design has been engaged by the city to develop the landscape plans, which will serve as a blueprint for creating an attractive and inviting public space at a pivotal point on the Kingston Greenline in Midtown, according to the release.

The design is expected to be completed by late spring 2023, according to the release.

In addition to the community design charrette, KaN will be hosting a site visit from 2-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28 with DRAW and MAD. The firm has also launched a public inquiry available online at https://bit.ly/3UDmw2l. Further information on the project is also available on the website.

The project is managed by the city’s Department of Health and Wellness and is funded by the Building Healthy Schools and Communities Grant Project through the state Department of Health, as well as federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act.

The intersection of Broadway, Grand Street and Pine Grove Avenue was realigned last year to eliminate a slight bend motorists had to make when crossing Broadway from one of the intersecting roads. The realignment project required the city to demolish the old Planet Wings restaurant building on Broadway, which was the site of Kingston’s old post office. Two small green spaces have been created as part of the realignment project.

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