Waterfront plan for Hudson movers closer to completion
HUDSON–Like the tide, enthusiasm for the city’s proposed Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan has ebbed and flowed over the last two decades. But Hudson city officials now believe they have completion of the plan in sight and with it more money for the city and far greater public access to the river.
This Monday, December 7, the Common Council will receive a briefing on the current status of the plan as the city considers the latest and final draft of the Generic Environmental Impact Study for the changes proposed to the waterfront. The environmental study alone cost $43,000, all of it grant money, which may help explain why many municipalities proposing similar waterfront plans haven’t bothered with environmental impact study, Hudson Mayor Rick Scalera said in a recent interview. But the mayor sees the detailed impact document as a tool to promote the types of development the city wants to see along its waterfront, making the waterfront an “economic engine” for the community.