Important Information


Upcoming or Important Town Meetings

The recording of the public hearing concerning 850 Route 28 proposed project for a precast concrete and steel facility is now available at:


The next Planning Board meeting will be Monday, July 19th, 7pm. The meeting will be inperson and seating is Limited to approximately 50, for social distancing.

The Town of Kingston Planning Board has received numerous comments regarding the proposed 850 Route 28 project. The Planning Board and their consultants and Counsel have much to review and consider. They have more than enough information to issue a Positive Declaration in the State Environmental Quality Review Act, reflecting a number of impacts that need to be studied in an Environmental Impact Statement.

We anticipate that 850 Route 28 will be on the July 19th Planning Board agenda. Stay tuned.

Want to get more involved? You can join the Bluestone Wild Forest citizens group’s twice-monthly meetings, on the 1st and 4th Monday of the month at 5:30pm, which also include both Catskill Mountainkeeper and Woodstock Land Conservancy staff. Email

Past meeting information

At the June 15th meeting, the Planning Board heard responses from the applicant to the questions raised by the Town’s lawyer, the Town engineer, the Town Planning Board and the Town’s consultants received since the January meeting, and raised some additional questions to which the applicant has yet to respond. With the recent August 7, 2020 recission of project approval by NYS Historic Preservation Office (a division of NYS Parks) we anticipate a suspension of the PB review. Were it to continue, the Town PB attorney has advised that once this review phase is concluded, the PB will hold a public hearing for the project.  At a future date the PB would still need to make an environmental determination, and the Town Board has been looking to change its zoning designation for the site. The process will also continue with the PB undertaking site plan review, and the applicant obtaining the necessary permits for the project from various agencies.

Friends of the Onteora Lake and Bluestone Wild Forest

Hello Friends,
During COVID-19 Bluestone Wild Forest Citizen’s Group meeting re: 850 Route 28, are on the 1st and 4th Monday nights of the month at 5:30pm and are held virtually via Zoom.

Please send an email to if you want information to join the Zoom meeting. Sign-in information will be mailed to you.

When COVID-19 restrictions lift, join the Bluestone Forest Citizens’ Action Group at the West Hurley Library,
42 Clover Street, West Hurley.
Mondays at 5:30pm. (typically 1st and 4th Monday of the month). Please check our Facebook Page for regular updates.

Latest Documents and Links

ADDED MAY 28, 2021

Potential Impacts on Wildlife of Noise from the Proposed Factory at 850 Route 28, Town of Kingston, Ulster County, New York  Download here

Noise Study Review and Comment – The 850 Project, Town of Kingston, NY.  Download here

ADDED MARCH 30, 2021

Report from Barton & Loguidice regarding the proposed manufacturing process at the site.

Download here

ADDED MARCH 17, 2021

The following documents were submitted by the applicant to the Town of Kingston Planning Board on March 16, 2021.  Some of these are in response to reviews by consulting engineers, and other consultants who had questions about the previously proposed plans.

Revised Site Plan

Noise Evaluation

Letter to Crawford and Associates

Letter to McColgan

Responses to Maser

Second letter to Crawford and Associates

Consultant’s reports and letters submitted by the lawyer for Catskill Mountainkeeper and Woodstock Land Conservancy.

Other Notable Reports

New Articles from the Daily Freemen and HV1

(See links to most recent articles HERE)