Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Catching Up on Tearing Down
Today, almost a week after it was reported on The Gossips of Rivertown, the Register-Star has the story of the plan being proposed by the Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene Counties that will result in the demolition of 900 Columbia Street: "Will MHA raze Columbia St. house?" The article confirms what Gossips learned recently: that the plan to build behind 900 Columbia Street and then raze the original building is the alternative to converting two townhouses on Arthur Avenue in Greenport into apartments for MHA clients. That plan was abandoned apparently because it met with fierce opposition from the residents of the surrounding neighborhoods, suggesting that the Mental Health Association is responsive to public opinion. The people of Hudson need to protest as fiercely this new plan and its crass disregard for our irreplaceable historic architecture.