Public Input Charrette for DRC Utilization




As part of an ongoing utilization study for the 1835 Dutch Reformed Church, the City of Newburgh held a community "charrette," (a public visioning forum), will be held on April 27 and 29 at Newburgh Free Library.

The charrette was facilitated by architect Stephen Tilly and planner Vincent Ferrandino, who are conducting the utilization study. The Newburgh Preservation Association (NPA) commissioned the study, funded by a grant from the Dyson Foundation of Millbrook, NY. The City of Newburgh funded the charrette.

"Because of its status as a National Historic Landmark, there are certain constraints on how the DRC can be used," explained City Manager Jean-Ann McGrane. "That being said, community input is vital to the planning process, and for additional funding to help ensure the restoration of this extraordinary building, which is as symbolic of Newburgh's renaissance now as it was in 1835."