Development
No new tax agreement for Saugerties senior housing development

No new tax agreement for Saugerties senior housing development

It doesn’t pay to threaten village board members, as Mike Puntillo, owner of The Mill, the 89-unit, income restricted senior housing building on East Bridge Street, found out Monday night. Village trustees voted unanimously to turn down his request to amend and extend an existing 30-year Payment In Lieu of Taxes (Pilot) agreement. Puntillo was...
No tax agreement for senior housing development, says village

No tax agreement for senior housing development, says village

It doesn’t pay to threaten village board members, as Mike Puntillo, owner of The Mill, the 89-unit, income restricted senior housing building on East Bridge Street, found out Monday night. Village trustees voted unanimously to turn down his request to amend and extend an existing 30-year Payment In Lieu of Taxes (Pilot) agreement. Puntillo was...
Nothing historic lost in “oops moment” at marina project

Nothing historic lost in “oops moment” at marina project

The rotted docks are gone. So too are the non-historic windows at one of the buildings at Lynch’s Marina. Village of Saugerties Historic Review Board chair Jonathan Shapiro calls the unintended faux-pas an “oops moment.” A worker removed all the windows from the building, while building code officer Eyal Saad was on vacation. Marina owner...
Letter: New hotel spoils Saugerties’ historic character

Letter: New hotel spoils Saugerties’ historic character

The proposed Holiday Inn behind the Wynkoop House on RT 32 within view of the Thruway exit will forever change the impact on visitors and residents of Saugerties. The buildings style, directly behind the Nationally Registered Historic Home of 1740, is a rather vulgar looming modern monstrosity in my opinion. It’s placement has even caused concern for...
Saugerties senior housing owner asks village to help refinance

Saugerties senior housing owner asks village to help refinance

Village of Saugerties trustees have been asked to agree to a Payment in Lieu of Taxes (Pilot) extension for the Mill, an 89-apartment unit complex on East Bridge Street. Saying he was “coming hat in hand,” Mill owner Mike Puntillo told trustees at their March 7 meeting he was looking to refinance the original construction...
New Saugerties Holiday Inn approved, with conditions

New Saugerties Holiday Inn approved, with conditions

Saugerties’ town planning board last week conditionally approved plans for a Holiday Inn Express hotel and a secondary building on Route 32, but added more than a page of conditions that must be met before work can begin on the project. The plan includes an 86-unit Holiday Inn and a 4500 square-foot restaurant. Off-site road...
Saugerties officials concerned about traffic at proposed Holiday Inn

Saugerties officials concerned about traffic at proposed Holiday Inn

Traffic coming off Route 32 to a proposed Holiday Inn Express could present problems, especially during ski season weekends, members of Saugerties’ town planning board said at the board’s regular meeting on February 16. The plan shows an egress onto Old Route 32 and a short loop behind the historic Wynkoop house and the Sunoco...
Saugerties village to consider anti-pipeline resolution

Saugerties village to consider anti-pipeline resolution

Members of the Coalition Against the Pilgrim Pipeline asked Village of Saugerties trustees at their February 16 meeting to oppose the line, which will transport crude oil from the Port of Albany to refineries in Linden, NJ. The proposed pipeline would run along the New York State Thruway, and while crude will head south, refined...
Construction on 80-unit apartment complex in Saugerties could begin in spring

Construction on 80-unit apartment complex in Saugerties could begin in spring

  Work on a new 80-unit apartment complex in Glasco, given final approval last month by the town planning board, could begin this spring, said Kingston-based developer Paul Page. “It may take a couple of years to complete, but we will be building straight through, not in phases,” he said. As the first buildings are...
Saugerties Holiday Inn subdivision approved

Saugerties Holiday Inn subdivision approved

A proposed hotel behind the Sunoco station on Route 32 came one step closer to reality as the town planning board of Saugerties approved a subdivision of a ten-acre hotel property from the 561-acre Winston Farm following a public hearing. The approval does not include the overall site plan, which is still under review. A public...
Rotron leaving Saugerties

Rotron leaving Saugerties

Ametek Rotron, once one of Saugerties’ biggest blue-collar employers, will be shuttering its North Street plant in June. Its 19 remaining employees were informed of the corporate decision last week. The Rotron operation in Woodstock will not be affected by the shutdown, according to a company spokesman. In a statement that was delivered to employees...
Struzzieri seeks to restore Lynch's Marina to former glory

Struzzieri seeks to restore Lynch’s Marina to former glory

Calling it one of the great underutilized places in the Village of Saugerties, Tom Struzzieri said he’s looking forward to developing Lynch’s Marina into a commercial center that will give residents and visitors a chance to experience the Esopus Creek and Hudson River in a new way. Struzzieri, who owns the nationally famous Horse Shows...