A Guide to New Buildings and Major Construction
in Development in Beacon

This is a Guide by picture and brief history to large building projects happening in Beacon, NY. It is updated in an ongoing basis. If you don't see information in a category yet, or a picture, it is because we are still out researching it.

Last Updated: 12/20/2017
This list was originally created based off of the address list at development12508.com. We have added to it with pictures, links, and more description. Edits made to this list on A Little Beacon Blog are independent of those made on any other website. It takes a village to report on a city, and citizen reporting is always appreciated and necessary to local news coverage. Information is researched before it is published or edited, and whenever possible, verified with public documents. And the guide itself is in development! We are still out collecting pictures and development plan information. Plus, things change after votes at meetings, so this Guide will be a live Guide. Thank you for your patience as we build and maintain it.
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226 Main Street

Apartments: 8 apartments approximately
Size: 4,000 sq ft commercial
Status: In Discussion
Owner(s): Highview Development, LLC (Brendan McAlpine)
Where is this? Currently is Ed's Service Center, an auto shop next to Homespun.


249 Main Street used to look like this, but has been demolished for new construction in December 2017.

249 Main Street used to look like this, but has been demolished for new construction in December 2017.

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249 Main Street

Condos: 28 condo units for sale (not rent)
Retail Space: First Floor will offer retail space. Number of units TBD.
Size: 11,000 sq ft commercial
Status: Construction has begun. The former brick one-story building has been demolished.
Owner(s):
Where is this?
Formerly the Lexingon Center for Recovery building. As of December 2017, this building has been demolished and is under construction for the new development project. Located across from Homespun.


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344 Main Street

Apartments: 24 approximately
Retail: Retail space on First Floor
Size: 8,000 sq ft commercial
Status: Under Construction
Owner(s): Sean O'Donnell
Where is this? Otherwise known as "The Eliza Street Building", this new 4 story building sits on the corner of Eliza Street and Main Street, near Beacon Natural Markets and Antalek and Moore.
Related Articles:
Progress Report August 18, 2017 (City is at odds with Owner about where parking will come from)
Beacon Wall Comes Down (referring to the first wall of the building that was built into the middle of the sidewalk when construction began)
Parking in Beacon - Stop and Go
Residents Question Beacon Zoning Proposals
Beacon Candidates Say Hello
"With Kyriacou and Mansfield in attendance, questions were also posed about unpopular council decisions, such as the scale of the building under construction at 344 Main St. Mansfield referred to the project as 'a mistake,' but noted that it was approved during a time when the city was desperately trying to attract developers to that part of Main Street."


152-158 Fishkill Avenue

Condos: 52 Condos approximately w/commercial
Status: In discussion
Owner(s):
Where is this?


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445 Main Street
aka Converted Beacon Theater

Apartments: 32 approximately
Retail: Movie Theater and Bar + Foody Concession Slated to Open in First Floor
Status: Under Construction
Owner(s): Highview Development Corporation, LLC (Brendan McAlpine)
Where is this? Across from Ella's Bellas and The Beacon Hotel, this building used to be a theater before falling into disrepair. It is being brought back as a movie theater with apartments on the upper level.


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1 East Main Street

Condos: 19 approximately
First Floor Retail Spaces/Shops: 5 open now (see A Little Beacon Blog's Shopping Guide for these shops which include Lambs Hill, King + Curated, SallyeAnder Soaps, Trax Coffee Roasters)
Status: First Floor Commercial Spaces Complete (or near completion); Upper Level Units Under Construction
Owner(s):
Where is this? Near the Dummy Light, just down the hill from the old train tracks.
Related Articles:
East End Rising - Newest Retail Pioneers at 1 East Main


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The Lofts at Beacon Falls
50, 52, 54 Leonard Street

Apartments: 78 apartments
Status: Open for Residents. See ALBB's article (sponsored) here.
Owner(s): Bellow and Associates (James M. Bellow)
Where is this? Up the road from The Roundhouse, down Liberty Street. Liberty is one-way there, so when driving, you must go around the block. Across the street from St. Joachim Church
Website: loftsatbeaconfalls.com


West End Lofts, Wolcott Avenue

Units: 90 approximately
Status: Before Planning Board
Owner(s):
Where is this?


25 Townsend Avenue

Units: 12 single family approximately
Status: Before Planning Board
Owner(s):
Where is this?


The wooded area up the hill, above the active MTA Train Tracks that is now 22 Edgewater Place.

The wooded area up the hill, above the active MTA Train Tracks that is now 22 Edgewater Place.

22 Edgewater Place
aka above Riverfront Park

Rendering drawn of what 22 Edgewater Place is proposed to look like as of 12/19/17.

Rendering drawn of what 22 Edgewater Place is proposed to look like as of 12/19/17.

Apartments: 307 approximately
Status: It passed the Planning Board for a SEQR Review, and is now before Zoning Board 12/19/17, seeking 3 Variances to add a number of apartments [Editor's Note: per building], build buildings closer together, build higher, and reduce the overall footprint of the property.
Owner(s): Scenic Beacon Developments, LLC (Rodney Weber, Stephane Bibeau, Richard Schoniger)
Where is this? Up in the woods above the active MTA train tracks, overlooking Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park. It is a wooded area near Tompkins Terrace Apartments.


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7 Creek Drive
aka 3 Churchill Street

Apartments: 46 apartments (rental)
Status: Under Construction. Expects to open to new residences in 2018.
Owner(s):
Where is this? Across the street (Churchill Street) from Hudson Valley Brewing. Along the Fishkill Creek.
Website: www.7creek.com


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9-11 Creek Drive
aka 3 Churchill Street

Condo Lofts: 6 in the whole building
Status: All condos sold.
Owner(s): Weber Projects III, LLC (Rodney Weber)
Where is this? Across from Dr. K's auto shop, down the slope along the Fishkill Creek. As you drive down Tioranda towards 9D/Wolcott, you'll see it down the hill on your left.


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23-28 Creek Drive


Status: In Discussion. Request for Qualifications and Proposals was released on June 12 2017
Owner(s):
Where is this? Next to 9-11 Creek Drive, along the Fishkill Creek. Below the Minute Man Construction area.


This walkway will not be impacted by private development, it is just part of the picture of the factory buildings at Madam Brett.

This walkway will not be impacted by private development, it is just part of the picture of the factory buildings at Madam Brett.

555 South Avenue
aka The factories at madam Brett Park

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Apartments: 170 approximately
Space: 10,000 sq ft commercial
Status: In Discussion
Owner(s): Scenic Beacon Developments, LLC (Rodney Weber)
Where is this? The abandoned factories at Madam Brett Park. Originally, these buildings were a hat factory. It was destroyed by fire in January 2017. Separate property from the park land that is owned by Scenic Hudson, which is not related to this development company. The boardwalk is owned by Scenic Hudson and is part of their park. It will not be impacted by private development.
Related Articles:
Firefighters Save Popular Boardwalk at Madam Brett Park


248 Tioronda Avenue
aka Down the way from Madam Brett Park

Apartments: 100 approximately
Status: Land use approval
Owner(s):
Where is this?


Craig House

This property has sold on September 18, 2017 after years of being listed.

Size: 64-acre, former Tioronda Estate
Status: Information forthcoming
Owner(s): Craig Reality Holding LLC, a group of investors, according to their real estate agent.
Where is this? On 9D aka Wolcott Avenue, on the right-hand side as you drive toward Cold Spring. Across the street from Beacon's Settlement Camp, home of the Beacon Public Swimming Pool and Kids Camp @ the Camp.
Related Articles:
Craig House Sale Pending (it has since sold)
The property was formerly owned by an NYC philanthropist, Robert Wilson, who jumped to his death at age 87 at or around December 23, 2014.
As first spotted by WigamEconomy, in the New York Daily News,  Richard Schneidman, a longtime friend of Robert’s, was the executor of his will.  According to the New York Daily News article:

 

"Schneidman’s spokesman, Zach Kouwe, said the will does provide that after bills and specific bequests are paid and Wilson’s large co-op is sold, Schneidman gets the residual estate as the trustee of Wilson’s revocable trust. “But the agreement in that Trust says Richard must distribute the money to charities as the manager of the trust and cannot take any money for himself beyond a small fee,” Kouwe said. “We cannot disclose the charities because of confidentiality agreements that Richard signed,” he added.

 "But the agreement in that Trust says Richard must distribute the money to charities as the manager of the trust and cannot take any money for himself beyond a small fee," Kouwe said.

"We cannot disclose the charities because of confidentiality agreements that Richard signed," he added.

"The will provides that Schneidman will not get the usual executor fee and that he will not be required to file with Surrogates Court an accounting of how Wilson's assets were distributed."

 

Parcel L (near Wolcott and South Ave)

Condos: 17 condos approximately
Status: In Discussion
Owner(s):
Where is this?


45 Beekman Street (Spire Studios)

Apartments: 30 approximately
Size: 10,000 sq ft commercial
Status: in discussion
Owner(s):
Where is this? Near Two Way Brewing


Highlands Meadows 11 Hastings Drive

Apartments: 68 senior apartments approximately
Status: Under construction
Owner(s):
Where is this?


The View, Beekman Street

Condos: 42
Status: Under Construction
Owner(s):
Where is this?
Behind the police station, facing West Main Street, overlooking the Hudson River.
Related Articles:
Controversial Beacon Residential Project Moves Forward
July 24, 2016: Design standards are questioned by Beacon residents and council members. According to the article, "The seven-member City of Beacon Planning Board took the extraordinary step of creating an Architectural Review subcommittee to consider the design of this project and others brought before the board." Changes were made to the design.

City Council member Peggy Ross was quoted: “This is a crossroads for Beacon,” she said. “I would like to ask that we all do better in working together. We no longer have to go begging for developers. I would use this occasion to ask that going forward we work closely with them to install some design standards.”


Hip Lofts, Mason Circle

Live/Work Spaces: 114
Status: First 70 Units Complete
Owner(s):
Where is this?