The first meeting will take place on Thursday, October 19, at 6 p.m., in the auditorium at John L. Edwards Primary School. This meeting will include an overview of the DRI program, process, roles and responsibilities, and schedule. There will also be a review of Hudson's DRI application. This meeting is intended to be a working meeting for the twenty-three member LPC. There will, however, be opportunity for public comment at the end of the session.
The second meeting, which will take place on Thursday, October 26, at 6 p.m., at John L. Edwards, will be a community meeting. At this meeting, the LPC "will being to fully engage with the public regarding process and projects."
There is now a page on the NYS Downtown Revitalization Initiative website devoted to Hudson, where information about the program will be maintained: www.ny.gov/downtown-revitalization-initiative/capital-region-hudson. There you will find this overview statement:
Hudson’s BRIDGE District has the look and feel of the post-industrial cityscape that millennials seek, yet retains a working historic waterfront along the Hudson River. Dense housing in the Downtown Revitalization Initiative area ranges from historically-designated single-family homes to townhouses and high-rise apartments, served by a variety of dining and shopping options in revitalized historic structures. Recent organic, entrepreneurial development has primed Hudson for the next phase of its revitalization: the increased development of mixed-use projects that incorporate affordable and market-rate housing and transportation oriented design; job incubation to create high quality, living-wage jobs; workforce development to prepare local workers for year-round local employment; and a re-imagining of the waterfront for expanded public use and enjoyment. DRI investment will drive the continued success of existing private and public ventures; emphasize job growth and the attractiveness of the district; and set the stage for economic and civic expansion in the district and across the Hudson.COPYRIGHT 2017 CAROLE OSTERINK