Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Civic Hudson Fails to Get Funding

The Civic Hudson Project proposed for Fourth and Columbia streets by the Galvan Initiatives Foundation did not receive the funding it had hoped for from the Homeless Housing and Assistance Program. Tom Casey has the story in the Register-Star: "No grant money for Civic Hudson Project." Thanks to Sam Pratt for spreading the word about this news.

UPDATE: This story appeared just before 2:30 p.m. today. I read it at about 2:40 p.m. and posted the link to it at 3:00 p.m. A reader reports that it stayed online for about an hour and now cannot even be accessed by Google Reader.

UPDATE: At 5:00 p.m. the Register-Star posted a revised story on the subject of grant funding for the Civic Hudson Project: "State denies grant funding for Galvan project." The revised story refers to a press release from the Galvan Foundation which maintains that the foundation withdrew its applications for Civic Hudson in order to transfer their funding requests to the proposed facility at State and Seventh streets, which they are now calling "Galvan Quarters." This facility, which was originally to be 18 units of Tier I housing and 15 units of Tier II housing, is now being proposed as a 44-unit complex with Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III housing. (The Civic Hudson Project was previously intended to provide the Tier III housing.)

But it seems the Civic Hudson Project has not gone away. Galvan says it will "continue to attempt to develop Civic Hudson as a Police and Court house facility . . . [either as] 'a stand-alone facility or in combination with moderate income housing or other community facilities.'"


  1. Well somebody must have pulled some strings since the article Sam has a link for in his email and the link in Carole's write-up above for the story in the Register-Star just gets you this:

    404 Error - PAGE NOT FOUND

  2. It's back in the paper,but it's old news, anyway. Register Star better start to realize GalVan is a project du jour operation.

  3. snake oil salesmen conning us all with their shell game - carnival of horrors as they terrorize and destroy a town - its live - the best performance art gov't money can buy - you'll be shocked, stunned - while the man behind the mask lurks - waiting - planning - more more more ...

  4. I wonder if one can do a FOIL request to see why they were denied the funds? There are some interesting bits in the regulations for the grant that might've applied. (http://otda.ny.gov/programs/housing/documents/PART-800.pdf)