Planning Initiatives to Revitalize Poughkeepsie

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
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You'll learn about:

  • The catalizing role of the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park in urban renewal

  • The role of partnerships in transit-oriented-development (TOD) planning

  • Creating connections through trails, parks, transit, and bike/ped infrastructure

  • Metro-North Planning Initiatives- Meeting the changing needs of our customers

Historic Poughkeepsie, N.Y., is poised to reawaken from a long, debilitating slumber. After decades of decline, the city has been working diligently over the last several years to lay the groundwork for renewal. This urban renewal was sparked notably by the 2009 opening of the world-renowned Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (Walkway), which attracts nearly 500,000 visitors annually.

Learn about a variety of planning initiatives—some already undertaken, others in development—to capitalize on the buzz created by the Walkway, including the Greater Walkway Experience which brings visitors from the Walkway into the City of Poughkeepsie. You will also explore the Waterfront Redevelopment Strategy, which strives to create a connected greenway waterfront trail, knit together existing plans and neighborhoods, and establish a high-quality waterfront park.  

During this workshop's train ride, you will have the opportunity to hear representatives of MTA/Metro North discuss how they respond to customer needs such as attractive reverse commute schedules and  work with communities on enhancement projects and TOD.



Eoin Wrafter , AICP , Dutchess County Planning and Development , Poughkeepsie , NY (see bio)
Robyn Hollander , AICP , Metro-North Railroad , New York , NY
Paul Hesse , Highland , NY (see bio)
J. Jeffrey Anzevino , AICP , Poughkeepsie , NY (see bio)