It has been almost ten months since the Common Council voted to purchase 701 Union Street for use as the City's new police and court building. In that time, while the plans were being examined and refined both by the Hudson Police Department and by the New York State Office of Court Administration, nothing much has been reported about the progress of the project.
On Friday, Gossips spoke with Alderman Nick Haddad (First Ward) and Council president Don Moore about the project and learned that OCA had signed off on the plans on the previous Wednesday. OCA approval was required before moving forward. The construction documents are now being prepared, and it is expected that they will be ready to be sent out for bids the end of November, and the bids will be received at the end of December. Because much of the reconstruction work is inside the building, the project can begin in the dead of winter.
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