Although a substantial sum of public money was spent on this park, it is probably safe to say that Charles Williams Park is the most underutilized green space in all of Hudson. It may also be safe to say that most Hudsonians don't have a clue as to where it is.
The grant for the park was applied for and won during Dick Tracy's single term as mayor (2006-2007); work on the park commenced during Rick Scalera's last terms as mayor (2008-2011); now finally the build-out is complete in the final year of Bill Hallenbeck's second term in office.
Salvino also announced that an RFP (request for proposal) is soon to be issued for the former Kaz site at the confluence of Cross Street and Tanners Lane.
In her vision for the property, Salvino spoke of "transportation-oriented development" (which I took to mean hotel), community or public space, and green infrastructure. She also spoke of "business and housing opportunities" and "mixed-use development." The vision may change though. Salvino divulged she had only that day submitted the draft RFP to the HDC board.
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