City of Kingston
The goal of the project is to complete site reconnaissance, design, engineering, and permitting for shoreline improvements on the City's waterfront from the eastern end of the Cornell Building property to the Kingston Lighthouse and to Rotary Park. The primary objective of the project is to restore and stabilize the shoreline using bulkhead or sustainable shoreline methods. This shoreline stabilization will mitigate flooding, improve resiliency, and support access from both the land and water.
The project may also include providing access to the Kingston Lighthouse, also known as Rondout Light II, by exploring options for water and sewer facilities and the extension of a promenade from the Cornell Building property along the shoreline and possibly to the lighthouse. Finally, it will include improving the connections along the the Kingston Point Rail Trail from the Trolley Museum along streets and the existing causeway to Rotary and Kingston Point Parks and creating more pedestrian access points to the water and the future promenade. The specific projects chosen for construction document level of design will depend on City and community feedback during the preliminary design process and funds available for the final design component of the project.
Funder(s) & Amounts
NYS Department of State Local Waterfront Revitalization $197,500
City of Kingston Local Match $197,500
FEMA - $401,736.47
Project Manager's Contact Information
Project Status (Updated June 2019)
The Request for Proposals for an engineering and design consultant has been released, and responses were due on September 14, 2018. The RFP can be found here: https://www.kingston-ny.gov/rfpsbids
A design and engineering consultant, Weston & Sampson, was selected, and contract with them has been executed. They have been given the notice to proceed, and they will begin aerial survey in the early winter 2018. A project kick-off meeting with city staff, the consultants, and the Department of State will take place in December. The City will soon identify members of the community to serve on a Project Advisory Committee, which will likely begin meeting in January 2019.
None at this time.