Tell us how you would move Castleton-on-Hudson Forward!
Download the survey at the link below and email your responses to: email@example.com
We have been working hard in assisting the village to apply for the first round of the NY Forward Program which is a scaled down version of the highly beneficial Downtown Revitalization Initiative. We are excited, if awarded either $2.25 or $4.5 million could be used towards transformative projects to reinvigorate our Village’s downtown area.
If you have ideas for projects please contact us or the Village Board.
The application has to be submitted to the Capital District Regional Economic Development Council by September, 23 2022.
We have all been anxiously looking forward to some wonderful new eats from the Poke Jar. The Poke Jar opened on Main Street March 15, congratulations to the owner on the new location and a warm welcome to the village from COHMSA. The dine-in and takeout restaurant offers a wide menu of sushi, street tacos, and ramen. The food looks fantastic and we can’t wait to try it ourselves. From what we have heard it is off to a wonderful start and we wish you the best of luck in your endeavors.
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28 S Main Street
Castleton-on-Hudson, NY 12033
Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 7pm
Consider a gift for a loved one who loves Castleton-on-Hudson, shop to support Main Street. The Castleton-on-Hudson Main Street Association has lightweight tote bags for $10 and short sleeved T-Shirts for sale in white or grey. T-Shirts are $15 for Adult sizes and $10 for Youth Sizes (White Only).
The proceeds from the donations go toward the revitalization efforts of Main Street. Please consider making a purchase that supports our efforts to revitalize Main Street and increase awareness in our community. Memberships can also be purchased for friends and loved ones as gifts. The best part is that all donations stay local in the community, helping to breathe new live into the heart of Castleton-on-Hudson.
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Special thanks to Mike Martin and team who was instrumental in helping Castleton in being recognized as a Tree City USA community.
You may have noticed the signs are up at the village entrances. Castleton has demonstrated a commitment to the public trees by managing them and caring for them. Below are a few key benefits of the TREE CITY USA program:
The Village of Castleton purchased five new trash cans. The old cans had been in service for many years and were heavily dented, rusted, and in poor condition. The old trash cans detracted from the pride and appearance of the sidewalks along Main Street. COHMSA helped support the effort to replace the cans by pushing for this improvement, researching what to purchase, and providing additional funds to the village to help offset the purchase price. These trash cans should look great along Main Street for years to come!
NY members Tonko, Delgado & Maloney, request Amtrak work with state & local municipalities to promote & uphold Hudson River access
“Our Hudson River serves as an important cultural, economic and environmental boon for so many of our New York communities,” Congressman Tonko said. “Unfortunately, highways and railroads block access to much of our beautiful riverfront, leaving precious few locations for families to enjoy. I urge Amtrak to collaborate with municipalities and local organizations in order to ensure that New Yorkers do not lose out on this national treasure. We can work to ensure public safety without sacrificing access for our communities.”
Ned Sullivan, Scenic Hudson President
“When it comes to the Hudson River, the people of the Hudson Valley want to have access to it. It’s also a key goal of New York State’s Coastal Management Program. Working with Amtrak, we can find common sense, 21st century ways to reduce risk without losing already scarce river access. Thank you Representatives Tonko, Delgado and Maloney for recognizing that through collaboration we can solve problems in ways that meet the needs of all.”
Steve McLaughlin, Rensselaer County Executive
“Rensselaer County is a proponent of protecting and promoting public access to the Hudson River. We have enjoyed a long history of boating, fishing, birding and hiking in and along the river. The Hudson River plays an important role in our tourism industry, with recreational activities for visitors as well as its historical significance. We recognize that residents want more safe access points to the river throughout our county, and encourage efforts to strengthen connections between our residents and this majestic waterway,”
Bob Schmidt, Mayor, Village of Castleton-on-Hudson
“I would like to thank our Congressional Representatives for bringing the Village’s 25-year long dream of Hudson River access at Riverfront Park closer to reality.”
The press release from Congressman Paul D. Tonko’s office can be viewed here.
The Meet Me on Main planters are back out on Main Street for Memorial Day. We added a new metal planter this year that was donated by our friends at The Castleton Tractor Supply Store. We would like to thank them for their donation of the planter to be used on Main Street. The COHMSA team planted each of the planters and added flags.
With the current circumstances of COVID-19 that we are facing as a Nation we all can use some strength to get through this. To show we are all in this together and everything will be alright, COHMSA has placed Castleton Strong signs along Main Street. Keep thinking Castleton Strong!
Did you see some activity on Main Street today?
COHMSA did a spring cleanup – socially distancing ourselves, of course!
The complete Hudson River Access Plan Final Report commissioned by Scenic Hudson can be viewed here.
The plan outlines access points along the shoreline of the Hudson River from Poughkeepsie to Rensselaer. The report provides a list of recommendations along with specific time frames to focus on preserving and maintaining access, amending laws, seeking funding, pilot programs, safe access, and revitalization of communities by using river access as an economic driver.
A case study of Castleton-on-Hudson is included in the report as well as recommendations for the village access to be used as a safe access corridor pilot project.
Another step closer in the rehabilitation of this historic building. Please see the building condition survey report prepared by Landmark Consulting. The report funding was possible due to the Village of Castleton securing a Preserve NY Grant. This provides a baseline survey of the building envelope and architectural condition. Treatment and repair recommendations are also provided for the Village to use as a outlined plan to preserve this building to ensure it’s future.