In an article in the most recent issue of the Kingston Times, the future of the Pike Plan seems to be torn between those who see it as a needed resource to the area while others — mostly the building owners — are simply done with paying added taxes to keep it up.
Last week as I was gathering insights on the Pike Plan, I had emailed alderman Tom Hoffay (Dem., Ward 2) to get him to weigh in on the topic. Tom emailed back to say he was busy and would reply later. Well, a busy week got ahead of Tom and he replied this morning with an update of not only the Pike Plan, but other topics on his ward as well.
— Arthur Zaczkiewicz
I’ll give you a summary of the week, where four developments and the meetings and correspondence attendant to them, gobbled up the time.
Last fall, U.S. Rep Maurice Hinchey announced funding for an upgrade of the Pike Plan, the overhead canopies located along several streets in the uptown section of the city.
Recently, city officials have said there’s a petition going around calling for Kingston to abandon the project. Several businesses would like to see the structure, which is rotting in places, be torn down.
What do you think?