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Newburgh Proposed Waterfront Redevelopment

On October 23, 2007, Riverkeeper submitted scoping comments under the State Environmental Quality Review Act on a large proposed redevelopment of Newburgh’s waterfront, urging careful scrutiny by the public and all agencies, and a more complete analysis of the issues. The proposal involves over 38 acres and includes over 1,100 new residential units, office buildings, retail space, hotel with banquet facilities, parking, public open space parks, and amendments to Newburgh’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Policy. Riverkeeper is concerned with possible adverse environmental impacts to the Hudson River and Quassaic Creek, as well as to residents in the area.