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Downstate Correctional Facility in Fishkill to become housing development

Jul 21, 2023 1:03 am

Joshua Solomon reports for the Times Union that with few businesses or communities willing to build new, much-needed affordable housing, Gov. Kathy Hochul wants to turn the former Downstate Correctional Facility in Fishkill in Dutchess County into a residential development. Developers could get up to $8 million in state grants to turn the 80-acre site from a maximum-security facility with space for 1,200 inmates into a housing development at least 20 percent affordable housing units. The site is near a retail distribution center for GAP, Inc., a minor league baseball stadium, and a semiconductor business. Fishkill is four miles north of Beacon and 14 miles south of Poughkeepsie, where there are Metro-North railroad stops. New York began taking bids from developers on July 20. Read more about this story in the Times Union.

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