POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — The future of the City of Poughkeepsie’s waterfront was the focus of a tour given to Congresswoman Nan Hayworth on Monday.
Hayworth, along with Mayor John Tkazyik and Charles North from the Dutchess County Chamber of Commerce, walked along the Hudson and discussed future developments on waterfront properties.
From affordable housing for senior veterans to a nearly 400 unit condominium complex on the old Dutton Lumberyard, Mayor Tkazyik says all these projects are costly. He is hoping the city will be able to obtain some funds from the federal government to help pay for some of these projects.
Congresswoman Hayworth says the city is proof that when an investment is made, the economy can improve.
“The Walkway on the Hudson, the greenway that we see developing here and that they hope to extend further. These are ways in which the City of Poughkeepsie has proven that when the investment is made, jobs follow,” Hayworth said.
“We want to express to the Congresswoman the needs of the city and how important these projects are. We know she’ll be fighting for us in Washington and here at home,” Tkazyik said.
Tkazyik also says two water mains in Poughkeepsie need to be replaced.