The Galvan Foundation announced this morning plans for not one but two new buildings to be constructed in the area of the city it has dubbed "The Depot District."
We are pleased to share our Depot District plans, including two new buildings at 75 North 7th Street and 708 State Street, along with the restored Upper Hudson Depot building and a new park. . . . The Depot District will feature 138 new homes and 10 new commercial spaces. The plan and designs are the product of extensive conversation with community leaders and officials from the city, county, and state.
First and foremost, the Depot District will help relieve Hudson's housing crisis, as laid out in the city's Strategic Housing Action Plan, by providing both market-rate and affordable apartments in one-, two-, and three-bedroom configurations. Finally, households of all sizes and income levels will access high-quality housing in Hudson that they can afford.
Housing isn't the only challenge that Hudson faces, of course. Over the past year, we granted $100,000 to minority- and women-owned businesses, and we heard from business owners--over and over again--that Hudson needs affordable commercial spaces. So we are designating four of the new spaces for minority and women entrepreneurs with preferential rents.
The Depot District will also feature a new park and will be handicap accessible throughout. All told, the project will invest over $50 million into the Hudson and Columbia County economy. According to independent analysis, it will create 65 new, permanent jobs along with 347 additional jobs during construction.
The fact sheet accompanying the announcement includes the rather vague, uberurban rendering shown above, along with this information.
four-story building that appeared at 708 State Street in renderings of the proposal for Hudson Upper Depot.
One wonders why the City is bothering to spend $30,000 to hire Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress to create an Affordable Housing Development Plan when Galvan is busy doing all the planning and developing for us.