Sunday, September 12, 2021

Meetings of Interest in the Week Ahead

This promises to be an eventful week in the life of our little city.
  • On Monday, September 13, at 5:30 p.m., the Common Council holds a public hearing on the application for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in an amount not to exceed $375,000 on behalf of Return Brewing LLC, the craft brewery and restaurant planning to occupy what is left of the Gifford-Wood Foundry building at 724 Columbia Street. The hearing will take place on Zoom. Click here to join the meeting.
  • At 6:00 p.m. on Monday, September 13, the Common Council holds its informal meeting for the month of September. The meeting will take place on Zoom utilizing the City's new "Owl" technology--members of the Common Council will be in the Council Chamber, but the audience will be at home. Click here to join the meeting.
  • On Tuesday, September 14, the Hudson Community Development and Planning Agency meets at noon. The meeting takes place at City Hall, and it doesn't appear that it will be accessible on Zoom.
  • At 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14, the Planning Board holds its regular monthly meeting. There are several things on the agenda for the meeting, but what may be of greatest interest is that the Planning Board is expected to close the public hearing on the Galvan "Depot District" proposal (75 North Seventh Street and 708 State Street), complete the SEQRA process, and make a decision on the site plan review. Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
  • On the assumption that the Planning Board will complete the SEQRA process for 75 North Seventh Street and 708 State Street and grant site plan approval for the proposed project the previous day, the Hudson Industrial Development Agency (IDA) has scheduled a special meeting for Wednesday, September 15, at 1:00 p.m. The expectation is that the IDA will, at this meeting, vote on granting PILOTs and other financial benefits sought by the Galvan Foundation for these two proposed apartment buildings. The meeting will take place on Zoom. Click here to join the meeting.
  • At 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15, the Zoning Board of Appeals holds its monthly meeting. It is not clear if this will be an in-person meeting at City Hall, or if it will be accessible on Zoom.
And those are the meetings for this week.


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  2. The grant application is for brewery equipment, not renovation on the building.