A proposed plan to house a new Heath Quest urgent care center in the Hudson Valley Mall could be key in the revitalization of the property. The Times Herald Record reports the space which formerly housed Macy's department store, could open sometime in 2019.

The 81,000 square foot space is located at the south end of the mall and has been vacant since early 2016. The Kingston plan involves making it into a stand alone facility, separating the store from the rest of the mall. This would require some demolition and the addition of pedestrian walkways.

Local officials are hopeful, if plans are approved, this could increase overall foot traffic at the mall. It's expected to treat up to 200 patients per day. Health Quest also has plans to open an additional urgent care facility in the old Staples location across from Marist College which is expected to open later this year.