Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hudson Vision Plan

When asked about the plans for expanding Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Mayor Scalera said that they were continuing to follow the plan for the park set forth in the 1996 Hudson Vision Plan. In case anyone has forgotten, over the past fourteen years, the details of the plan, here's the conceptual drawing from that document. Click here for a larger version.


  1. Ummm. Interesting little sketch -- hardly something to use as a guide for bulldozers. In any case, it doesn't seem to have been paid much heed up to now. The sketch aside, do we think that the Vision Plan is still an operable document?

  2. Truth be told, Peter, there are more detailed drawings in the Hudson Vision Plan document but they're huge and not easily scanned and reproduced on this blog. I chose to use this one because it shows the overall concept.

  3. The Vision Plan that Scalera (and Roberts) claim to be following called for the prohibition of heavy industrial uses be prohibited at the Waterfront. That language was adopted by the State in 2005. Funny way to "follow" a plan.

    And of course it was Rick Scalera who worked to scuttle the Vision Plan when Judy Meyer wasn't toeing his line.

  4. David William VoorheesJuly 29, 2010 at 5:18 PM

    As this was the site of Claverack Landing in the 17th century, I wonder what kind of efforts are being made to explore the area's archeological remains. While looking at SHPO to find out how the law works relating to archeological sites, I came upon the tax credits site for homeowners in historic districts, which is generally unknown to Hudson homeowners, although I do know people in other historic towns receiving them. Although this is getting somewhat off the topic. The site is: