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The Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory

Hudson River Housing is undertaking the restoration and adaptive re-use of The Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory, a National Historic Register property located at Main and North Cherry Streets, and one of the last remaining mill buildings in the Poughkeepsie area. The redevelopment of the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory is the anchor project in Hudson River Housing's work to revitalize the Middle Main Street corridor. We are planning a renovation of the three story, 22,000 square foot building as mixed-use, with two-thirds consisting of work-live and studio apartments, and one third planned as a commercial community hub.

Our vision is to bring the rich bounty of arts and food in the Hudson Valley into the city, and use it as an educational tool and community connector. We've made amazing strides over the past year, securing two inspirational anchor tenants and formalizing our plans. We're on track to open in 2016, and we want you to be part of it!

Here's what we've got planned:

Poughkeepsie Open Kitchen (POK) - a shared-use commercial kitchen and food business incubator. This space is available for rent on a subscription or a daily basis for food entrepreneurs, ie. retail or wholesale operations, caterers, food truck operators, food educators, and chefs seeking space for pop-up restaurants. This space will also serve as a training center for food related businesses.

North River Roasters @ The Factory - This cafe will serve as a place for the community to connect through coffee. Poughkeepsie's coffee roaster, North River Roasters, serves quality coffee that is sourced mindfully from farms that provide fair wages and use sustainable farming methods. In partnership with Hudson River Housing they are advancing revitalization efforts in Poughkeepsie by creating jobs for local formerly homeless and youth.

Artist Studios and Market - Building on the vibrance of the local arts and maker community, flexible studio spaces will be available for artists and artisans of all backgrounds at a subscription or daily basis.

Education & Event Space - A versatile space for meetings, classes, workshops, training, and private and corporate events. Featuring wood floors, exposed brick, and great views, the third floor offers a more secluded space with a modern-rustic aesthetic.

Fifteen Apartments - A variety of studios and one bedroom apartments for individuals and families to work and live.

The Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory will be an economic engine, operating within a framework of community values that strengthen its connection to the neighborhood around it.  Our intention is to capitalize on this building's history as an innovative center of industry, and bring it back to life as an exciting social enterprise and great place to live. It will be an exciting and invigorating place in the heart of a diverse and vibrant neighborhood. This project is ripe with opportunity for those seeking a forward-thinking, innovative space to collaborate and build community!

For more information, contact us at underwearfactory@hudsonriverhousing.org.

Over the last five years, this area of Main Street has been the target area of our successful Middle Main Initiative.

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Mary Linge

Director of Real Estate Development
(845) 454-9288 - Office