The Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory

The redevelopment of the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory is the anchor project in Hudson River Housing's work to revitalize the Middle Main Street corridor. We renovated this three story, 22,000 square foot building as mixed-use, with two thirds consisting of apartments, and one third planned as a commercial community hub. Our vision is to bring the rich bounty of arts and food in the Hudson Valley into the city of Poughkeepsie, and to use it as an educational tool and community connector. We've made amazing strides over the past year, securing anchor tenants and formalizing our plans. The Underwear Factory has been opened since March 30th, 2017, and we want you to be part of it

See how this project is changing lives!

Here's what's happening:

First Floor/Lower Level:

     Poughkeepsie Open Kitchen (POK): a shared-use commercial kitchen with

     affordable dry and cold storage available for kitchen members at the lower level. 

     North River Roasters Coffee House & Community Hub: North River       

    Roasters is opened Mon-Fri from 8am-4pm and Sundays 10am - 2pm. During     

     North River Roaster's operating hours, the Hub is open for patrons to sit and

     enjoy coffee and treats. Outside of operating hours, it is available for rent to

     community members. 


    Earth, Wind & Fuego: Serving lunch Mon-Fri 11am-2pm.  Healthy meals,

    locally-sourced, and affordably priced. Gluten/soy/dairy/sugar-free options  available.

Second Floor:

     PUF (Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory) Studios: Flexible artist studio spaces

     available for artists and artisans on a monthly basis and printmaking open studios

     and art classes for the public.  

Third Floor:

     The Art Affect: Sparks Media Project and Mill Street Loft, two of the

     Hudson Valley's leading arts organizations have merged and now utilize space in

     the factory for youth arts programming.

Fifteen Loft Apartments:

     A variety of studios and one bedroom apartments for individuals and families to

     work and live. Every unit, on all three floors, is ADA accessible.

Want to know more? Watch this introductory video!

We are capitalizing on this building's history as an innovative center of industry, and bringing it back to life as a dynamic and inclusive community space and a great place to live. This project is ripe with opportunity for those seeking a forward-thinking, innovative space to collaborate, build community, and achieve their #poughtential!

Read more about this project!

Think Dutchess Honors the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory - ThinkDutchessHonorsUnderwearFactory-PoughkeepsieJournal.pdf

The Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory Creates Hope as a New Community HubHudson Valley Magazine

Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory transformation receives two awardsPoughkeepsie Journal

See our featured past events at the Underwear Factory! 


Contact and Visit us!


8 North Cherry Street

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