Kingston Mayor Steve Noble will be addressing the Ulster Chamber’s next breakfast meeting on Sept. 27. The breakfast is scheduled for 7:30-9 a.m. at The Chateau, 240 Boulevard in Kingston. Health Quest is the sponsor.
The Mayor will bring business leaders up to date on a number of initiatives including the construction of a new parking garage in Uptown Kingston. The Mayor recently announced that JM Development Group of New Windsor has expressed interest in building a new hotel and parking garage complex at 21 North Front Street, to be known as The Kingstonian. The developers include Joseph Jr. and Michael Bonura, Patrick Page with Brad Jordan of Herzog Supply Co.
“We all recognize the need for improved and expanded parking infrastructure and I believe that includes the development of a multi-tiered parking garage in Uptown Kingston,” Noble said. “While the City does not have the resources to build a parking garage itself, we have made significant progress in attracting the right developer and investor to create a mixed-use project that will include retail, housing and parking. I’m mindful of the fact that we’ve been here before, teetering on the edge of development of this property.
The Mayor said he also wants to use the opportunity to speak to the chamber, to thank local businesses.
“I want the business community to know that my administration is aggressively working to meet their commitment, to grow our tax base, and to break down barriers to economic development.”
“We have to nurture the organic networks and business clusters growing throughout our city and build the necessary infrastructure and policies to support these micro-business districts,” he said.
Noble said his remarks would also touch on the city’s effort to develop a Land Bank “to ensure access to quality and affordable housing and home ownership opportunities. We are doing business smarter.”
A 2000 graduate of Kingston High School, Noble earned a bachelor’s degree from SUNY’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He was an environmental educator with the city for a decade prior to running for mayor in 2015 and taking office Jan. 1, 2016.
Chamber breakfast programs are a great way to network with other local business leaders and stay on top of current events. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. For more information or to register, call the Chamber at (845) 338-5100 or go online at www.ulsterchamber.org.