The City of Kingston, NY

    Welcome to the City of Kingston, NY

    Kingston, dating to the arrival of the Dutch in 1652, is a vibrant city with rich history and architecture, was the state's first capital, and a thriving arts community. City Hall is in the heart of the community at 420 Broadway, and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except July & August (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).  Come tour our historic City, with restaurants that are among the region's finest, and local shopping that promises unique finds.

    Historic Churches

    Kingston is home to many historic churches. The oldest church still standing is the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston which was organized in 1659. Referred to as The Old Dutch Church, it is located in Uptown Kingston. Many of the city's historic churches populate Wurts street (6 in one block) among them Hudson Valley Wedding Chapel is a recently restored church built in 1867 and now a chapel hosting weddings. Another church in the Rondout is located at 72 Spring Street. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1849. The original church building at the corner of Hunter Street and Ravine Street burned to the ground in the late 1850s. The current church on Spring Street was built in 1874.

    Kingston, NY

    Kingston became New York's first capital in 1777, and was burned by the British on October 13, 1777, after the Battles of Saratoga. In the 19th century, the city became an important transport hub after the discovery of natural cement in the region, and had both railroad and canal connections.

    Kingston, NY

    The town of Rondout, New York, now a part of the city of Kingston, became an important freight hub for the transportation of coal from Honesdale, Pennsylvania to New York City through the Delaware and Hudson Canal. This hub was later used to transport other goods, including bluestone. Kingston shaped and shipped most of the bluestone made to create the sidewalks of New York City.


    Contact Us

    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York

    (845) 331-0080
    [email protected]

    Kingston News

    4/3/2024 - City of Kingston, KLDC Issue Request for Proposals for Housing Development at Kingston Business Park


    April 3, 2024


    City of Kingston, KLDC Issue Request for Proposals for Housing Development at Kingston Business Park


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for qualified firms to provide architectural and design concepts for potential housing development in the Kingston Business Park. 

    The City of Kingston is seeking a forward-thinking architectural design team to help the City and the Kingston Local Development Corporation (KLDC) determine how to add housing to the Kingston Business Park property. The Business Park, located at 370-384 Delaware Avenue is a 107-acre campus currently owned by the KLDC.

    Historically, the Business Park has been used for commercial entities, but we are interested in redeveloping the remaining available parcels for residential or mixed-use development,” said Mayor Noble. “Kingston was recently designated as a Pro-Housing Community by New York State, and we have set an ambitious goal for approving 1,000 new housing units by 2029. We are looking at the redevelopment of the Business Park as a potential for reaching this goal.”

    First established in 1998, the Business Park was originally designed to accommodate four to five light manufacturing facilities totaling 300,000-500,000 square feet, utilizing approximately 40-50 acres for commercial development. Currently, there are two active commercial tenants: Howmet Aerospace and Community Manufacturing Solutions. The selected firm will help the City and the KLDC perform initial site analysis based on a review of undeveloped parcels in the Business Park, explore possible types of residential and/or mixed-used development possible under the City’s form-based zoning code, and recommend other types of programming that could complement any new development. The firm will also assist the City in analyzing placement of any new development based on the site’s environmental features.

    “With the new zoning code in place, it is time to look at all possible sites for new housing development. Should additional housing or mixed-used development occur at the Kingston Business Park, such development could add a significant amount of much-needed housing,” said Bartek Starodaj, Director of Housing Initiatives.

    The RFP can be found here along with a site map. Responses are due by May 17, 2024, at 2:00pm. 

    Mayor Noble established the Department of Housing Initiatives in 2020 to support housing planning in the City of Kingston. The Department manages housing-related grants, supports the construction of new market-rate and affordable housing, develops policies to protect existing residents, and addresses the connection between housing and sustainability, health, and mobility. The Department also reviews the disposition of city-owned property suitable for housing development and collaborates with local and regional housing organizations. Visit