300 Flatbush Avenue, KingstonClick here for City of Kingston Planning Board Materials

Proposed Name: Landmark Place

Support Materials: Landmark Place

Property Location: 300 Flatbush Avenue, located at corner of Flatbush and East Chester Street (State Route 9W), Kingston, NY
Acres: 14.86
Outbuildings: 4  (laundry/HVAC building, barn, brick two-story, stone one-story)

Also known as: The Alms House (1874-1948), Ulster County Infirmary (1954-1973), Ulster County Department of Health (1973-2013)

Concept:  Integrated campus of senior and supportive housing tied to historic preservation and adaptive re-use of existing building paired with new construction

Estimated Total Development Cost (as of 2/21/18):   $20.8 million includes soft costs and pre-construction development expenses

Property specifics: RUPCO plans an integrated campus with 66 units of senior supportive housing to address the critical shortage of permanent, affordable housing for seniors 55 and over and includes:

  • Historic Alms House site: 34 apartments (21 one-bedroom, 14 studio) in 3-story, 28,000-square-foot historic main building renovated with energy efficiency and accessibility amenities with 2500-square feet of community/program space
  • New construction: 32 one-bedroom apartments in energy-efficient, accessibility-focused, new construction of 42,000-square-foot multi-story building with 3500-square-feet of community/commercial space
  • Historic 1916 cottage: Renovated to accommodate 1 on-site superintendent apartment

Residents served:  Some residents will be offered supportive housing services to manage their individual wellness, healthcare relationships, and day-to-day living. Eligibility is varied:
— seniors age 55+ 
— minimum 7 frail/elderly seniors
— special needs populations including veterans, chronically homeless, and those diagnosed with mental illness or SUD (Substance Use Disorder)
— low-income applicants
— 35 units are part of Governor Cuomo’s Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI)

Staffing (as of 2/21/17):  Full-time Program Care Coordinator, full-time LPN, full-time on-site superintendent, 24/7 front desk staff (3 full-time, 3 part-time), part-time property manager

Historical significance:  Read more about architect J.A. Woods and The Alms House, 300 Flatbush Avenue here.

Potential job creation:  50+ jobs during construction, 10-12 permanent jobs upon opening

Potential funding sources:  Mortgage debt, private equity, 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits, and other potential sources

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers:  Read more here.

Last updated 2/21/17
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