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The Kingston waterfront is becoming a target for massive, rapid development. The Kingston Landing proposal would include, among other things, 1,658 residential units on 524 acres of the waterfront. This large-scale project would threaten local habitat, harming the Hudson’s water quality and ecology. The project would also overly restrict the public’s access to its waterfront, with construction encroaching too closely to the Hudson River’s edge. Combined with other local development proposals – such as the 78-acre Sailor’s Cove – this project would change the entire character of the Kingston waterfront for the worse, threaten the very reasons the Hudson was proclaimed an American Heritage River.