Architecture-Engineering Firm, CPL, Plans for Exciting Move in Poughkeepsie, NY

Poughkeepsie, NY – February 13, 2020 – Plans to design and build a new four-story office building in the City of Poughkeepsie are well underway. As part of a $7 million development project called Journal Square, the new building will be located on the corner of Civic Center Plaza and Mill Street and will serve as the future home of CPL’s Poughkeepsie, NY office.

CPL currently has an office location at 9 Elks Lane in Hyde Park, NY. To accommodate growth and enhance the diversity of services offered to clients, the firm looks forward to a new and improved office space with better access to long-standing clients.

“We’re excited to move our team members to Civic Center Plaza,” said Chris Colby, RA, LEED AP, Principal at CPL. “In addition to giving us more space to grow, the new location will help us double down on our commitment to serve clients like the City of Poughkeepsie, the Poughkeepsie City School District, and Dutchess County.”

CPL plans on bringing between 40-50 team members to occupy the 3rd and 4th floors of the new building, which will sit adjacent to the historic Poughkeepsie Journal Building, Poughkeepsie Post Office and across the street from City Hall. As the firm continues to grow, the move reflects an intentional decision to give team members an enhanced quality of work life while boasting easy access to local clients.

Rendering of proposed Journal Square project courtesy of QPK Design and Park Page Associates.

CPL Principal, Pete Setaro, P.E., has dedicated his career to managing municipal projects and developing local connections throughout the Hudson Valley region. He agrees that the move represents a furtherance of their commitment to clients and team members alike.

“We could have decided to move anywhere, but chose the City of Poughkeepsie for a reason,” explained Setaro. “The new location will allow us to conveniently serve clients and be part of a meaningful downtown redevelopment project.”

“Both floors will also have fantastic views of the Hudson River and Mid-Hudson Bridge,” Colby added, noting that another key driver for the move was to give team members a more productive and inspiring work environment.

“CPL really prides itself in maintaining a culture that fosters creative thinking, ingenuity and collaboration – none of which can be fully achieved without a supportive and conducive workspace,” said Rick Henry, P.E., Senior Vice President at CPL. “The new Poughkeepsie office building will be a desirable ‘destination’ work environment for our team members.”

The CPL team will take charge in designing the interior space of the building’s 3rd and 4th floors. Emphasis will be placed on flexible workstations to encourage collaboration, and strategic color selections to boost output and creativity.

Demolition at the project site began in late Winter 2019. Developer, Page Park Associates, aims to break ground later this year, which would allow the project to be completed in 2021.

CPL looks forward to the new and improved Poughkeepsie office building. With full intent, the move will reflect the firm’s dedication to its client base and positive workplace culture.