A proposed $50 million project would turn a vacant Poughkeepsie school into a mix of hotel space, apartments, retail, and restaurants.

The Poughkeepsie Journal reports the old Arthur S. May school would be replaced with a five-story hotel featuring 110 rooms to go along with apartment buildings. The project still requires final approvals from the Town Planning Board but that could come as early as spring. Conditional approval to start moving the project forward came in November.

The nearly seven-acre property will also include three two-story buildings featuring ground-floor retail, two seven-story residential buildings connected by a clubhouse, and around 350 parking spaces. The 187 apartments are expected to go from $1,400 to $2,500 for one and two-bedroom units.

This would be the second hotel constructed in the Arlington section of Poughkeepsie over the next few years after Vassar College recently announced plans to build a 50 room hotel on campus. Meetings on the Vassar project continue in February.

*This article was edited to reflect the proper location. 

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