OSSINING, N.Y. -- It was an event in Ossining Thursday 10 years in the making.
Harbor Square, the $65 million Ginsburg Development Corporation project along the Hudson River that had been in the works since 2005, celebrated its "topping off" with a gathering of elected officials.
The event marked the completion of the final floor and roof of the seven-story building. A 15 x 25 foot American flag was unfurled along the side of the building as more than 200 construction workers looked on.
Harbor Square is set to begin leasing rental complexes in spring 2016. It will feature 188 luxury rental units, with a mix of studio and 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments. The project also features a 6,000-square-foot restaurant, opening next summer, along with a public park.
"This is an important event," Martin Ginsburg, principal of Ginsburg Development Corporation, said. "We feel this is the opportunity to create a special place that will be a destination that will promote the town."
Ginsburg said he expects Harbor Square to be an amazing and magical place.
County Legislator Catherine Borgia was first elected to the village board when she voted to approve the project in 2005.
"This has been a long time coming," Borgia said. "This project has been through a lot. I think once this is completed it will be the beginning of the revitalization of Ossining."
State Senator David Carlucci said the Hudson River is a valuable asset that he is glad to see being taken advantage of.
"This will allow more people disposable incomes to come through Ossining," Carlucci said. "The Hudson River made us the Empire State. We need to take ownership and pride of it. It's one of the most beautiful spots in the world."
County Executive Rob Astorino said Harbor Square looked amazing.
"People from all over the world will want to come here," Astorino said. "I look forward to families creating new memories when they visit here."
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