The Lincoln Plaza Design Plan covers the 1.1 acre City-owned site that is occupied by the Lincoln Freight Depot, a National Register-listed building to be developed into a museum by the Lincoln Depot Foundation. The site is located near the Hudson River on South Water Street at the foot of Central Avenue, across the Metro North Railroad tracks from Peekskill’s Riverfront Green Park. Currently the site is open space with a security fence enclosing most of the site and the Depot. The site was the location for a number of historic events; most notably a stop in 1861 by Abraham Lincoln on his inaugural train ride.
The Vision: Lincoln Plaza will be a significant and inviting entrance to the future Lincoln Depot Museum, provide a place for public gathering, and link the City’s downtown and waterfront areas. The design includes details to enliven and articulate this open space, creating a vibrant and functional public plaza with outdoor displays. The museum and plaza will serve as a focal point between the downtown area and the waterfront via Central Avenue. This site will also be a destination on the Greenway/RiverWalk Trail, a pathway that is planned to link each of the Hudson River communities along the waterfront.