Distressed Property Task Force

Newburgh created its Distressed Property Task Force to develop a step-by-step process for implementing the City’s Vacant Property Revitalization Program, which targets specific areas of vacant and abandoned parcels for reuse or redevelopment through improved code enforcement, creation of the Newburgh Community Land Bank, and a streamlined project review and approval process. Established by Resolution 47-2011 and Resolution 54-2015 (hyperlink to attached PDF), the Task Force joins City officials and staff across several municipal departments with interested businesses, non-profits, and institutions in a forum where they can pool resources, share expertise, and establish collaborative approaches to achieve results that avoid duplicative efforts. Newburgh’s Task Force members include the:

  • City Manager

  • Corporation Counsel

  • Planning, Code Enforcement, and Public Works staff

  • Assessor

  • Police Chief
  • City Engineer

  • GIS Analyst, and

  • Representatives from local not-for-profits, businesses, and institutions.

The Task Force meets quarterly to set policy priorities, develop action plans, and coordinate public and private revitalization initiatives. Additionally, the Task Force hosts quarterly community meetings.


For more information about the Task Force and its work, contact Task Force Chair and City of Newburgh Director of Planning and Development Deirdre Glenn by email at dglenn@cityofnewburgh-ny.gov or by phone at (845) 569-7383.


Relevant Studies & Reports:


Addressing Distressed Properties in the City of Newburgh Report

Streamlining Newburgh’s Land Use Process Report