Post Office Park

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Artist rendering of the landscape plan

The City of Kingston is implementing a landscape plan for two greenspaces at Broadway, Grand Street, Prince Street, and Pine Grove Avenue. The construction includes sidewalks, paths, trees, shrubs, perennials, game tables, benches, bicycle racks, stone elements referencing the former Kingston Post Office, and interpretive and wayfinding signage. Please see the full Broadway and Prince Landscape Plans here or the jpegs to the right.

The construction is expected to begin in February and be completed by December 2024. Funding is coming from Community Development Block Grant Funding and American Rescue Plan Act funding.

History of the Project

The old Kingston Post Office was built at the intersection of Broadway and Prince Street in 1908. By 1969, postal operations had grown larger than the building’s capacity, and the building was sold, then torn down to make room for a fast food restaurant. The destruction of this architectural gem has been lamented ever since.

The Broadway Grand Street Intersection Improvements project realigned and improved safety at a formerly dangerous intersection with funding from the NYSDOT Multi-Modal Program. Working with GPI, the engineering consultants for the Broadway Streetscape Project, the City redesigned the intersection to reduce traveler confusion, crashes, and near-misses. Pedestrians and bicyclists traveling on the Empire State Trail, use this intersection to connect to Prince Street to continue along the trail route. To accommodate the realignment, an abandoned Planet Wings building was demolished, leaving the greenspaces.

In 2019 the City was awarded funding through a 5-year grant from the NYSDOH’s Creating Healthy Schools and Communities (CHSC) program. This grant program establishes and supports sustainable healthy communities as places where it is easier to practice healthier behaviors. As a part of its “Connecting Routes to Everyday Destinations,” CHSC supported the landscape design as placemaking along the Kingston Greenline.

The City of Kingston is implementing a landscape plan for two greenspaces at Broadway, Grand Street, Prince Street, and Pine Grove Avenue. The construction includes sidewalks, paths, trees, shrubs, perennials, game tables, benches, bicycle racks, stone elements referencing the former Kingston Post Office, and interpretive and wayfinding signage. Please see the full Broadway and Prince Landscape Plans here or the jpegs to the right.

The construction is expected to begin in February and be completed by December 2024. Funding is coming from Community Development Block Grant Funding and American Rescue Plan Act funding.

History of the Project

The old Kingston Post Office was built at the intersection of Broadway and Prince Street in 1908. By 1969, postal operations had grown larger than the building’s capacity, and the building was sold, then torn down to make room for a fast food restaurant. The destruction of this architectural gem has been lamented ever since.

The Broadway Grand Street Intersection Improvements project realigned and improved safety at a formerly dangerous intersection with funding from the NYSDOT Multi-Modal Program. Working with GPI, the engineering consultants for the Broadway Streetscape Project, the City redesigned the intersection to reduce traveler confusion, crashes, and near-misses. Pedestrians and bicyclists traveling on the Empire State Trail, use this intersection to connect to Prince Street to continue along the trail route. To accommodate the realignment, an abandoned Planet Wings building was demolished, leaving the greenspaces.

In 2019 the City was awarded funding through a 5-year grant from the NYSDOH’s Creating Healthy Schools and Communities (CHSC) program. This grant program establishes and supports sustainable healthy communities as places where it is easier to practice healthier behaviors. As a part of its “Connecting Routes to Everyday Destinations,” CHSC supported the landscape design as placemaking along the Kingston Greenline.

Page last updated: 22 Mar 2024, 11:39 AM