City of Kingston
The City of Kingston designed shoreline improvements along the Kingston Rondout Waterfront from the 9W Bridge to the Ole Savannah. The design addresses extreme hazards from flooding, seeks to protect important facilities including the historic Cornell Building, and helps stimulate economic development and water-related and water-dependent activities.
The City of Kingston will collaborate with private landowners to finance and implement the design of shoreline improvements on the waterfront. This project supports recommendations identified in Kingston's Waterfront Revitalization Implementation Plan and Planning for Rising Waters: the Kingston Tidal Waterfront Flooding Task Force Report. The goal is to promote resiliency on the waterfront that will mitigate the impacts of future flooding. The development of a design that incorporates resiliency will encourage economic investment in the waterfront, which will lead to increased maritime commerce and commercial use of the area. The project will also greatly enhance public access and recreational opportunities for visitors to the waterfront.
- Mitigate hazards of extreme flooding
- Increase public waterfront access and community engagement
- Increase potential for water-dependent activities on the waterfront
Funder(s) & Amounts
NYS Planning- $60,000
City of Kingston Local Match- $60,000
Project Manager's Contact Information
Project Status (Updated January 2021)
A contract with the consultant for the project was executed. The selected design and engineering consultant, McLaren, began the preliminary data collection for design in April 2018. The City identified community members to serve on a Project Advisory Committee (PAC), and they met several times in 2018.
McLaren developed several design alternatives for the project and presented them to the PAC for their input and feedback. The City has selected a preferred alternative, which will be presented to the community at the Weaving the Waterfront at the end of October 2019.
In 2020, McLaren completed construction documents for the design of the shoreline from under the 9W bridge near the Clearwater Building to the edge of the Steelhouse Building. Final construction documents are available in the link below. The City and McLaren are working on 60% design for the section along the Steelhouse and Cornell Building properties.