The County Executive will begin the meeting with a brief COVID-19 Town Hall update and then he will introduce one of the County's newest projects, the Urban Trail in the City of Poughkeepsie.
The Urban Trail project is the development of a new trail network utilizing former CSX rail line property in the City and Town of Poughkeepsie. The trail network will connect with the William R. Steinhaus Dutchess Rail Trail, as well as provide connections to the Poughkeepsie waterfront, parks, local businesses, restaurants, educational institutions, major development projects (including Hudson Heritage) and tourism destinations, such as Walkway Over the Hudson. The project is being done in collaboration with Scenic Hudson, which transferred the 2.7-mile corridor to Dutchess County in late 2019 to create public use trail opportunities.
During the virtual public meeting (June 16, Wed at 12:30pm), the project team will share an overview of the project, potential design concepts for the Urban Trail, and answer questions from the public.