10 Key Points

There are a multitude of benefits the Kingstonian project will bring to the community at a very opportune time, all at no cost to the taxpayers.  When the benefits are fully understood, we are confident that you will come to the same conclusion as the Common Council and IDA Board and see why turning down the PILOT does not protect or help the taxpayers, but only takes away the many needed community benefits it [...]

The Kingstonian Equals Zero Impact

The Community Benefits and It Doesn’t Cost Taxpayers Anything If the Kingstonian PILOT passes and the project is built will my individual property or school taxes go up? NO, if the PILOT passes and the project is constructed, no taxpayer in either the City of Kingston or the Kingston City School District will pay anything additional. In fact, the project actually provides taxpayer relief. Why is the PILOT necessary? The reason the PILOT [...]

Fiction vs. Fact

This document was produced by the Kingstonian Development Team as a direct factual response to the inaccurate and misleading statements made in a document you may have received by individuals in opposition to development and the Kingstonian project in particular. Contrary to the aforementioned author’s position, the Kingstonian development team has been working diligently in a collaborative effort with local officials for over two years to create a project that continues to address [...]

Thank you to all those who support the Kingstonian

Last night, the Kingston Common Council voted in favor of the Kingstonian (8-1) ; the one no vote is a result of Alderman Steven Schabot, D-Ward 8, recusal. This favorable vote is evidence of support for the project and its importance to our community.   Having your voices of support heard through your letters, emails and phone calls to our elected officials is impactful and has an important role in the voting process. We [...]

Common Council backs tax plan for Kingstonian project

Original Article By Ariél Zangla @arielatfreeman on Twitter August 5, 2020 KINGSTON, N.Y. — City aldermen say they support the Ulster County Industrial Development Agency reaching a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement with the developers of the proposed Uptown development known as The Kingstonian, so long as the deal meets certain requirements. During a virtual meeting Tuesday, the Common Council voted 8-1 to adopt a resolution offering support for the IDA and the project's developers to reach [...]

Majority of Kingston council views Kingstonian project tax pact favorably, with conditions

Original Article   By Ariél Zangla @arielatfreeman August 4, 2020   KINGSTON, N.Y. — A majority of members of the city's Common Council appear to favor, with conditions, a proposed payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement with the developers of The Kingstonian, a planned mix of residential, hotel and commercial space Uptown. Their approval would be conditioned on the project meeting a number of requirements, including one that 14 housing units would remain "affordable." City Assessor Dan [...]

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