Common Council president Don Moore confirmed that a preliminary report from architect Richard Franklin and construction manager Joe Rapp had been submitted early last week, but the process would not be complete until the Hudson Police Department and the Office of Court Administration (OCA) have reviewed the report. This review, Moore predicted, will be completed "in the next few weeks." He told Gossips that all involved are "working to stay with the plan submitted to OCA," which calls for "completion of value engineering, discussions and modifications to existing plans and specifications, issuance of amended bond resolution, approval of modified plans and specifications, and issuance of bidding documents" to happen by July 21, 2015.
At this very moment, the findings of that study, which will likely determine the future of the only surviving 19th-century industrial building on the riverfront, are being presented to members of the Common Council, the chair of the Planning Board, and others, at a meeting which is not open to the public. Sheena Salvino, executive director of the Hudson Development Corporation (HDC), assured Gossips that she was "sure that a public meeting will be held," but such a meeting has not yet been scheduled.
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