A landmark Poughkeepsie mansion would be redeveloped into a number of apartments with public access should the Pelton Mount Carmel project gain approval. The property, overlooking the Hudson River just up the hill from the Poughkeepsie Train Station, has sat empty since the Poughkeepsie Day Nursery closed in 2014.

Originally built in 1859 for the Pelton brothers, who ran a local carpet manufacturing business, the property would see the addition of five buildings while maintaining the historic mansion. According to their website, the development would house 39 apartments with studio, one and two bedroom options.

This would be the first significant development in this part of Poughkeepsie in many years. What do you think, is it a good idea? It would certainly be great news for local businesses like Noah's Ark, Caffe Aurora, Mahoney's and The Derby.

For more information, you can check out this informative video assembled by the architecture firm who designed the plans.

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