Thursday, July 14, 2016

Languishing on the Waterfront

It's been almost a year since Saratoga Associates completed its feasibility study on the former Dunn building on the waterfront, in the mid-19th century part of the Hudson Gasification Works. That situation inspired John Mason to do an enterprise story about the building which appears in today's Register-Star"Dunn plans unknown after a year."

Photo: Saratoga Associates
The building, which belongs to the City of Hudson and is one of the few remaining historic industrial buildings on our waterfront, will be a topic of discussion at the Common Council Economic Development Committee meeting on Thursday, July 21. Historic Hudson, which traditionally holds its annual meetings in historic buildings of interest throughout the city, will be holding its annual meeting this year on the lawn beside the Dunn building, to bring attention to the building and inspire thoughts about its future. Historic Hudson's annual meeting--open to members past, present, and future--will take place on Sunday, August 7, from 4 to 6 p.m.



  1. get the hay outta yer eyes and open a nice eatin place ya fools its on the waterfront
    ...or how about a nice pocketbook factory

  2. For those of us who will not be in town on August 7, I hope there will be a process for absentee comments. --peter m.

  3. It's better if city government stays out of the development of this crucial building. We don't want a TGIFridays sort of place on our waterfront.

    1. If it were sold into the private sector, there would be nothing to prevent it from becoming a TGIFriday.

    2. Except that wouldn't be economically feasible.

      Did the city government "help" with the Basilica, the Rivertown Lodge, Helsinki, Warren Street? I don't think so.

      Did it get its fingers in the new police station, the new library and the Chamber of Commerce? Methinks so.

      Our city government has no business deciding, apart from historic preservation and zoning, on how things should be "developed".

      The private sector, not our elected officials or our city's confounding and Byzantine bureaucracy, is a better steward of Hudson's faded treasures.