Weaving the Waterfront
For many years, the City has been working with stakeholders and partners on Kingston's waterfront, from the Rondout to Kingston Point, to improve the resiliency and sustainability of the shoreline, implement an economic development strategy, and develop better access to the river, parks, and open space for people on foot, on bicycle, and in boats.
So many excellent ideas for our waterfront have evolved with help from the community that we're bringing them together under a comprehensive "Weaving the Waterfront" initiative. And it's now time to implement some of these ideas with grant funds that we've secured. Please take a look at the plans and implementation projects listed below. Click to explore all that is in store for the waterfront!
Last fall, we launched the Weaving the Waterfront moniker with a community event featuring activities all along the waterfront. We're delighted that so many people turned out to learn about plans -- to read more, visit the Weaving the Waterfront Event page.
About the Rondout Riverport Community Coalition (RRCC)
The Rondout Riverport is a historic neighborhood that includes the Rondout-West Strand waterfront areas that begin at the mouth of the Rondout Creek and run to the downtown business district near Broadway. The Rondout Riverport Community Coalition, facilitated by the Hudson River Maritime Museum, was formed to develop and promote this neighborhood as a tourist destination and an attractive, thriving place in which to live and work.
The RRCC's vision is to enhance and revitalize the area by identifying opportunities and developing partnerships to build and maintain a vibrant and sustainable district. In fact, many of our grant-funded plans and projects have come together with the Coalition's support. Membership in the RRCC is open to all people with an interest in the Rondout-West Strand Historic District, the Kingston Point Park area, and the Ponckhockie neighborhood. To join the RRCC, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Waterfront Projects Under Way
Kingston Waterfront Resiliency Design
Rondout Riverport Shoreline Stabilization and Public Access
Hudson Landing Promenade
Kingston Point Rail Trail Phase 1
Kingston Point Rail Trail Phase 2
Waterfront Shared Streets
Kingston Point Park Infrastructure Improvements
Kingston Point Beach ADA Accessibility Improvements
EV Charging Stations
Climate Adaptive Design Studio
Kingston Point Climate Adaptive Design
Relevant Local Plans
2016 Kingston Comprehensive Plan
2016 Tidal Rondout Creek Watershed Management Plan
2015 Hudson Riverport Implementation Plan - a plan funded under the Broadway Opportunity Area (BOA) Program of the NYS Department of State
2013 Parks and Recreation Master Plan
2013 Kingston Planning for Rising Waters Report of the Sea Level Taskforce
Kingston Waterfront Development Implementation Plan
Kingston Local Waterfront Revitalization Program
2010 Kingston Climate Action Plan
Relevant Regional Plans
2014 Hudson River Valley Greenway/National Heritage Area Plan
Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council Strategic Plan
Mid-Hudson Regional Sustainability Plan
2008 Ulster County Non-Motorized Transportation Plan - after clicking the link, scroll down for multiple documents