As if Woodbury Common wasn’t already the go-to shopping destination in the Hudson Valley, this year the behemoth retail center will give locals and visitors even more of a reason to plan a spree in Central Valley. The premium outlet center plans to expand and diversify its amenities, which currently draw millions of global visitors every year to a 150-acre campus that features over 250 retail stores and restaurants.
Woodbury Common has already gained broad support on its expansion proposal, which includes plans to add new stores, restaurants, a hotel, and a second parking garage, in addition to upgrading numerous property amenities. Once completed, these improvements will generate substantial annual tax revenue and economic benefits, all while creating more than 3,000 employment opportunities and attracting tourists to the area.
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This project promises to further position Woodbury Common as New York’s premier shopping and tourism destination. “Woodbury Common Premium Outlets has been proud to be a dynamic source of economic growth, generating hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue and thousands of jobs, as well as being a caring community neighbor,” says David Mistretta, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets General Manager. “This visionary proposal will further energize Woodbury Common, Orange County and the entire Hudson Valley as a world-class shopping and tourism destination that is so crucial to the region’s economic success today and in the future.”
The proposed expansion would add 155,000 gross square feet of new retail and restaurant space, a parking deck with more than 3,000 spaces, 21,000 gross square feet of tenant storage space, a 200-room hotel, and enhanced amenities that are pedestrian-focused like additional walkways, improved crosswalks, and more wayfinding. These improvements will benefit both customers and retailers by providing more safety, accessibility, and jobs.
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Village of Woodbury Mayor Andrew Giacomazza applauded Woodbury Common’s forward thinking amid today’s ever-evolving retail landscape. “Woodbury Common has long been an elite destination because of its premier – and unique – shopping experience. This plan seeks to strengthen that brand advantage and power an even greater future,” he said. “The Village of Woodbury looks forward to learning more about how this exciting proposal can benefit our residents, businesses and tax base.”
With these new additions, Woodbury will become even more of a destination experience with eat-stay-play opportunities similar to the ones at Resorts World Catskills in Monticello. As anyone who’s ever been to Woodbury can attest, additional parking opportunities are much appreciated, especially on days like Black Friday, when it’s nearly impossible to snag a spot – or get off the exit, for that matter.
Woodbury Common has submitted a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to the Village of Woodbury Planning Board earlier this September to launch the municipal-review process.