Hudson Heritage is a forward-looking community well-positioned to meet and exceed the needs and expectations of users in the 2020s and beyond. Offering an unparalleled lifestyle with all the amenities residents need to live, work and play, Hudson Heritage combines historic charm with contemporary comforts. Designed to appeal to all generations – millennials, families, boomers and retirees – Hudson Heritage presents a host of housing, dining, shopping, entertainment and health-care options. Here, residents can relax, refresh and recharge in an atmosphere conducive to social, emotional and physical well-being.

EFG/Saber is actively seeking operators for each of these extraordinary opportunities:


The Hudson Heritage Experience

Designed for Walkability
and Intergenerational Appeal

Hudson Heritage is bringing to Dutchess County highly desirable residential options appealing to people of all ages. This is a prime opportunity for pioneering residential developers to be at the forefront of a cultural and economic paradigm shift in how people choose to live.

Engaging and Entertaining

At Hudson Heritage, residents can live, work, shop, dine and socialize within an interesting, diverse and close-knit community, with the benefit of a prestigious college and high-quality health care right at their doorstep. They will also have the added benefit of beautiful and bucolic open space and walking trails right in their backyard!

Green and Serene

Hudson Heritage residents and visitors will have easy access to a new 2.7-mile rail trail for walking and bicycling. The former rail corridor will link local neighborhoods in the Town and City of Poughkeepsie and extend past Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital to Marist College and Hudson Heritage.

“The rail trail will provide exciting new recreational opportunities that will improve the health of Poughkeepsie residents, and it presents great potential for expanding tourism and much-needed jobs,” said Ned Sullivan, president of Scenic Hudson, which negotiated and funded the former CSX trail acquisition with Dutchess County. “It also will offer a car-free commuting alternative between Marist College, Hudson Heritage and downtown Poughkeepsie, and link Highland and New Paltz across Walkway Over the Hudson.”

The Great Lawn

One of the many gems on the Hudson Heritage site is the historic 18-acre Great Lawn, which will be a key component of the open-air, walkable community. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in the late 1860s, the lawn was an integral part of the “therapeutic” design of the former state hospital campus.

Architects are drafting plans to restore the Great Lawn, which is designated a National Historic Landmark. The Great Lawn lies in front of an impressive High Victorian Gothic building, “the Kirkbride Administration Building,” designed by Vaux, Withers & Co. The Kirkbride and five other buildings are being preserved for adaptive reuse.

Multi-Family Housing

Hudson Heritage will offer 10 parcels for development, which can be further subdivided or joined. Collectively, these will make up a distinctive “Eds and Meds” community purposefully designed on 156 acres in the scenic Hudson Valley. This walkable, livable community will provide Dutchess County with highly desirable residential options and enable neighboring Marist College and Health Quest to attract the best and brightest faculty, graduate students and staff.

Independent and Assisted Living

Hudson Heritage will feature the area’s first-of-its-kind lifestyle community for Independent and Assisted Living, based in an urban village setting with a host of amenities just steps away. Residents will have easy access to a supermarket, shopping and dining, as well as essential medical and primary care facilities, which will include family medicine, internal medicine, geriatrics and rehabilitation programs. Hudson Heritage will also offer a strong social component that will be enormously appealing to people 55 and older. Residents will have ample opportunities to mingle and connect with others, both within their neighborhood and throughout the Hudson Heritage community as a whole.

Eds & Meds

With Marist College and major health-care providers nearby, long-term economic activity is assured at Hudson Heritage through a steady customer base that includes staff, faculty, students, medical and health-care professionals. Additionally, Marist College is partnering with Health Quest to create the Marist Health Quest School of Medicine. Administration and classroom space will be located down the street from Hudson Heritage, on the Vassar Brothers Medical Center campus, with a 100,000-square-foot building to be constructed. This transformative collaboration will significantly enhance the academic, health-care, economic and social landscape of the Hudson Valley and have a dramatic impact on the future success of Hudson Heritage.

History on the Hudson

Hudson Heritage’s 156-acre property is the site of the former Hudson River State Hospital campus, which operated in the Town of Poughkeepsie from 1873 until its closure in the early 2000s. Set against the backdrop of the majestic Hudson River, the property offers spectacular views and passive open spaces, and features an impressive High Victorian Gothic building, “the Kirkbride,” designed by Vaux, Withers & Co. The Kirkbride and five other buildings – including the director’s house – will be preserved for adaptive reuse, and the Great Lawn will be restored. The grounds were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, who designed Central Park in Manhattan. Olmsted and Vaux designed the hospital campus to be both therapeutic and picturesque for residents and visitors. The site’s history is being used as inspiration for the development of Hudson Heritage, which will include colors, ornaments and capstones from the original design.


EFG/Saber Heritage SC, LLC is a joint venture between Saber Real Estate North, LLC and EnviroFinance Group, LLC. Armonk-based Saber Real Estate North is a fully integrated real estate development company specializing in retail, residential and mixed-use projects. Saber is involved in a number of developments in the New York region, including The River Club, luxury apartments and retail in Bogota, N.J.; and The Duet, a luxury rental complex in White Plains. Other New York developments include Rivertowns Square, an open-air village with dining, shopping, theater and hotel in Dobbs Ferry. EnviroFinance Group is a national, premier land reuse and redevelopment company specializing in the adaptive reuse of former institutional and industrial properties.