A derelict industrial waterfront is reclaimed to complete the downtown.
This intensive community-based planning and design process built consensus around a design for one of the most contentious super-fund sites in the Hudson Valley – 24 acres of derelict waterfront, that had been previously mired in conflict among environmental advocates, state agencies and community stakeholders. Mixed-use and residential development at the north end of the site extends downtown Hastings to the waterfront. The southern half of the site is reclaimed as active and passive park space. Reconfiguration of the rail station at the center of the plan is complete as are the first phases of demolition and remediation.