The City of Hudson is seeking a buyer for the former Dunn warehouse building across from riverfront park. The expected proceeds from the sale have been included as "anticipated revenue" in the 2013 city budget. The City is also looking for people to develop the City-owned land adjacent to the Dunn warehouse, extending between Water Street and the railroad tracks, from Broad Street to Ferry Street. The possibility of issuing an RFP (request for proposals) to solicit ideas from potential developers is often mentioned.
The City has enlisted the aid of the Hudson Development Corporation (HDC) in marketing its waterfront property, and at a recent HDC meeting, when the question of the community's vision for these parcels arose, reference was made to a seventeen-year-old document, the Hudson Vision Plan, which, if memory serves, was still a work in progress when it passed out of the community's control. It was never officially adopted by the Common Council, yet it informed the now ten-year-old Comprehensive Plan, which was adopted by the Common Council, and 2011 Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP).
Since many people now in Hudson weren't here in 1996 when the Vision Plan was developed, it may be useful to share what was proposed for this part of the waterfront.
This rendering of the Hudson waterfront, which was part of the 1996 Hudson Vision Plan document, appears on page 78 of the New York State Department of State guidebook Making the Most of Your Waterfront, published in 2009.