After asking the community what it wants in the former YMCA space in Poughkeepsie, four proposals have been submitted. 

The building has been sitting vacant for a decade, but the city of Poughkeepsie purchased the land in February, and the process to re-purpose that space is in full swing. 

The ideas include The 35 Montgomery Community Coalition, a multi purpose space that would house many different services including a 24 hour daycare, health facilities, and a theater. Two different art museums have also been proposed, as well as an aquatic center. 

"What is most important is the ability to create and then sustain," said Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison.

The largest of the proposals is Community Coalition.

"Out of the four, the one that seems to cover most of the area of the concern of the community is the largest of the four proposals," Rolison said.


Funding is still up in the air, but Dutchess County has said it would contribute $3 million to the project. 

"No one has said specifically what the funding would look like, because it's still too early in the process, because we don't know what it's going to be or what it's going to cost," Rolison said. 

The city will have internal meetings to discuss the proposals, and then community outreach will be done for the public to voice their opinions.