Orange County is seeking proposals from interested parties on two important County-owned properties: The former Camp LaGuardia in the Towns of Blooming Grove/Chester and the Grand Street Properties, which is located near SUNY Orange in the City of Newburgh.
“These sites are perfect for commercial development and will provide economic development as well as job opportunities for Orange County residents,” Neuhaus said. “I’m pleased that the County is moving forward to put these properties back on the tax rolls and to productive use, which will be a benefit to not just the County, but also to the City of Newburgh and the Towns of Chester and Blooming Grove.” The municipalities will retain oversight about land use approvals.
The County Legislature voted to acquire Camp LaGuardia, a homeless shelter for New York City residents, in 2007. In December 2013, the County voted to purchase the Grand Street properties with the goal of SUNY Orange’s services to those properties.
The County Legislature will select the developers. The Request for Proposals (RFP) for each property can be found at:
Grand Street Properties: https://www.orangecountygov.com/1970/RFP-RPT01-20-Grand-Street-Properties