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I ran by Madam Brett Park yesterday and saw they are doing some ground preparation for something behind the "Beacon Terminal Associates" building closest to the RR tracks.  Does anyone know what they are doing?

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Tags: Associates, Beacon, Brett, Madam, Park, Terminal, construction

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Comment by Steve Knowles on July 14, 2014 at 11:42am

"The 11 acre property adjacent to Fishkill Creek is proposed for development as a residential condominium complex. Two buildings, which were constructed around 1878 as the Tioranda Hat Works, are slated to be restored as a residential condominium complex with limited commercial use."

Ahhh, so the re-building of the bridge now makes sense.  Anyone want to bet there is a connection between the condo development and whoever pushed the bridge building project through?  There NEVER was justification to complete that bridge for traffic use (there were totally bogus claims of the need for an emergency route through there, as if people couldn't leave the sub-division on the other side of the creek via Route 9D, or people on the park side of the creek couldn't drive either way down South Avenue).  Having the bridge for pedestrian/bicycle had some merit (but probably not if the cost of building the bridge is considered).

Comment by Ben Royce on June 20, 2014 at 6:25pm

Steve: I think Randy is talking about South Avenue, the woods next to the Chrystie House.

They are putting in 2 houses, each with a guest house, there now. It was slated for 10 houses but the new owner changed course.

If one of us wins the lottery, we should link Beacon Terminal Associates, the old Tuck Tape Factory grounds, Craig House property, and University Settlement into one institution, perhaps a college, an institute, anything.

Before the last of the wide open unique areas of Beacon becomes plain boring suburbia.

Comment by Mark Roland on June 19, 2014 at 7:40pm
Comment by Mark Roland on June 19, 2014 at 7:39pm

It's a Brownfield site cleanup:

Proposed Cleanup for Beacon Terminal Site (Beacon) Comment Period Ends
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation


DEC invites public comment about a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Beacon Terminal Site (Beacon, Dutchess Co.), within NY's Brownfield Cleanup Program. Comments about the proposal will be accepted through March 31, 2014.

Comment by Steve Knowles on June 19, 2014 at 5:38pm

What is the "Sargent Property"?

Comment by Randy Caruso on June 19, 2014 at 1:44pm

Not sure, but I wonder if it coincides what's happening out on the Sargent Property - it's beautiful out there, looks like a park but I'm betting it's time to be chopped up for housing.

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