Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Progress Report: Galvan Housing Initiative

The Strategic Housing Action Plan, which was completed last year, indicates that the Galvan Foundation was creating 29 units of low- to moderate-income housing in 10 buildings located throughout the city.

An article that appeared in HudsonValley360 on March 20, 2018, reported that the units were expected to be completed "by the end of the year"--the year being 2018: "Galvan Foundation announces affordable housing initiative." Now that we are halfway into 2019, it seems a good time to check on the progress of this initiative.

29-31 Fairview Avenue

The sign announcing apartments for rent has disappeared, and yesterday the painting of the porch railings was finally completed. It appears that at least one of the units is now occupied. 
Update: Dan Kent, Director of Initiatives for the Galvan Foundation, has informed Gossips that all four apartments in this building are occupied.

260 Warren Street

Notices in the windows on the ground floor announce the imminent opening of Lawrence Park Wine Bar, and a certificate of appropriateness was granted by the Historic Preservation Commission for a hanging sign for the wine bar on Friday. There is no indication, however, that any of the three apartments in the building is ready for occupancy. 
Update: According to Kent, Galvan will be starting to accept lease applications for the three apartments in this building in the next few days.

22-24 Warren Street



A year ago, the Historic Preservation Commission granted a certificate of appropriateness for the facade alterations proposed for this building, but so far no work has begun. 
Update: Kent reports that construction on this building will begin in the fall--more than a year after the project was granted a certificate of appropriateness.

356 Union Street

Although a certificate of appropriateness was never granted for the proposed restoration of this building, work has been going on there for close a year. But the project, which is to provide seven two-bedroom apartments, remains unfinished.
Update: Kent predicts that the work on this building will be completed by this fall. 

340 State Street

This building appears to be occupied, although no exterior work has been done on the house since it was acquired by the Galvan entity Hudson Collective Realty LLC in 2017.

105 Union Street

Although this house has been occupied at times since it was acquired by Galvan Initiatives Foundation in 2013, it is not clear if it is occupied now. Since Galvan acquired it, no exterior renovation has been done on the house. 
Update: Kent maintains that this house is occupied, but a Gossips source reports that the tenants moved out a month ago, unhappy about repairs needed to the house that were not made.

357 Union Street

This house was acquired by Galvan Initiatives Foundation in 2015. It is not clear if the house is currently occupied or not, but so far no exterior renovation has been proposed. 
Update: Kent reports that this house is occupied.

229 Union Street

This house was acquired by Hudson Collective Realty LLC is 2015. No exterior renovation has been done on the house, and it is not clear if it is currently occupied. 
Update: Kent reports that the two apartments in this house are occupied.

69 North Seventh Street

Work is currently underway on this house. 
Update: Kent reports that the work on this house is nearly completed and lease applications will soon be accepted.

335-337 Allen Street


The restoration of this house was completed about a year ago, without a certificate of appropriateness from the Historic Preservation Commission. The four apartments in the building--one studio, two one-bedroom, and one two-bedroom--have been occupied since then.
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4 comments:

  1. 357 Union st .Talks is M Gladwell has bought it,so it can be demoed Parking space for his PORSCHE. The house has been unoccupied for some time

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  2. Dan Kent, Director of Initiatives for the Galvan Foundation, provided this information in an email, which doesn't contradict anything reported above, but does confirm that 340 State Street, 105 Union Street, 357 Union Street, and 229 Union Street are indeed occupied.

    We are pleased to report that our mixed-income apartments at 335 Allen, 229 Union, 357 Union, 105 Union, 229 Union, 29-31 Fairview, and 340 State are all occupied. The units at 260 Warren and 69 North 7th are near completion, and we are starting to accept lease applications in the coming days. 356 Union is well underway and will be completed this fall, and we plan to begin construction on 22-24 Warren Street in the fall. We continue to seek new opportunities to partner with the City of Hudson and others to create more high quality mixed income housing throughout Hudson.

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  3. 357 Union st has not been occupied since the beginning of June. Plenty of Rodents for sure .

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