Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Acquisition of Hudson: Second Ward

As illustrated on Thursday, there is a high concentration of Galvan properties in the First Ward, primarily on Union Street. This is not the case in the Second Ward, where there are only four Galvan properties. Three of these are on Warren Street. The fourth12 North Second Streetadjoins another Galvan property, 202-204 Warren Street.

Galvan's apparent lack of interest in acquiring property in the Second Ward may simply be owing to the fact that the foundation's registration statement, filed with the New York State Charities Bureau, describes the organization's purpose as "To preserve the unique heritage of the City of Hudson by acquiring, interpreting, conserving and maintaining buildings of architectural and historical significance," and there are few such buildings left in the Second Ward.
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  1. "To preserve the unique heritage of the City of Hudson by acquiring, interpreting, conserving and maintaining buildings of architectural and historical significance," and there are few such buildings left in the Second Ward."

    That not exactly true. While much of Columbia Street and parts of State Street have been destroyed, there remain many buildings of architectural and historic significance on Robinson Street and on State Street.

    Even though many of these structures need rehabilitation, my hope is that Galvan stays away. The organic resurgence that has been happening on the North side of Hudson, with individual homeowners rehabilitating buildings, is the more natural way of renewal.

    For now, I'm thrilled to be living in the relatively Galvan-free 2nd Ward. Since Galvan's buildings are in almost every case, the worst buildings on their blocks.

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    1. Well you've convinced me. Well said.

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    2. It would be wonderful to have more individual homeowners rehabilitating, And it would be to the benefit of Hudson if no one was allowed to have more than 2 or 3 unfinished or un-rehabilitated projects at once

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  2. What are T Eric Galloway's plans for the City of Hudson? Has anyone had this conversation with him? What did you learn?

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  3. Who knows, maybe the plan is to warehouse and lock out housing for the poor, drive them out of town, then rehab the buildings for the rich to take their place. That would bring up the value of the property for resale. Profit is generally the motive in business.

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