Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Saga of The Wick Continues

In March, the Zoning Board of Appeals granted the use variance needed for the plan to convert 41 Cross Street into a hotel to be called "The Wick." (The local law amending the code to add "hotel" to the list of permitted uses in this particular Residential/Special Commercial district is still before the Common Council. There is a public hearing on the law on Tuesday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m., after which, at their regular meeting, the Council will vote on whether or not to adopt it.)

Meanwhile, Redburn Development continues its journey through the regulatory process. On Thursday, the project returned to the Planning Board to resume the site plan review. Parking for the hotel continues to be a major concern. Redburn originally presented a letter of intent from Basilica Hudson for the use of parking spaces in their lot for the proposed hotel. Redburn is now in discussion with the owners of other nearby properties, including the City of Hudson, to secure spaces in closer proximity to 41 Cross Street. The plan is still in place for a trolley to transport guests to and from the hotel and the parking. 

The Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed hotel project on Thursday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m.

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