Monday, September 20, 2021

Meetings of Interest in the Week Ahead

The autumnal equinox occurs this week--on Wednesday, September 22. During this week which brings us to the end of summer and the beginning of fall, here's what's happening.
  • On Tuesday, September 21, the Common Council holds its regular monthly meeting at 6:00 p.m. Given the ten-person limit on the audience in Council Chambers and the recent investment in "Owl" technology, it is assumed that this will be a hybrid Zoom meeting, however, the link to the meeting has not yet been published.
Update: The word is the meeting is to be conducted entirely on Zoom. Click here to join the meeting.
  • On Wednesday, September 22, Arterial, the group designing the DRI Hudson Connects project, is holding an in-person public workshop at Hudson Hall, 327 Warren Street. Since the last public workshop, which took place on July 27, Arterial made a presentation to the Historic Preservation Commission and received input from the Conservation Advisory Council and more than a dozen historic photographs of Hudson streets from The Gossips of Rivertown. It will be interesting to see if and how this information is reflected in the designs being proposed for the area of the city below Second Street.
  • At 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 22, you can play Match Game with Trixie Starr at Poured Candle Bar, 711 Warren Street--but only if you are vaccinated. RSVP at
  • On Thursday, September 23, the Planning Board holds a special meeting at 6:00 p.m. This meeting was originally scheduled to be the continuation of the board's consideration of Colarusso's application for conditional use permits, and it will be that, but three public hearings have been added to the agenda: (1) 716 and 718 Union Street, where yet another microbrewery is being proposed; (2) 427 Warren Street, the former police station now occupied by Finch, where the addition of a second story for retail use is proposed; (3) 26 Warren Street, for a change of use from a single-family residence used as a bed and breakfast to a hotel. Click here to access the Zoom meeting.
  • Also on Thursday, September 23, at 6:00 p.m., Alan Neumann, president of Historic Hudson, will make a presentation about the Dr. Oliver Bronson House and Estate, which was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2003. The event is part of the History Room's Local History Talk series. Neumann will discuss Historic Hudson's advocacy for the stabilization and restoration of the Bronson House, located on the grounds of the Hudson Correctional Facility, and its vision for Bronson Park, a proposed 123-acre public access park on underutilized land owned by the State of New York. 
The in-person event takes place in the Community Room of the Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street. Seating is limited, and you are encouraged to reserve a seat by emailing or calling 518 828-1792, extension 106. Masks and social distancing are required. For more information, click here

  • On Friday, September 24, the Historic Preservation Commission holds its second meeting of the month. Click here to join the Zoom meeting.  


  1. Interesting to note that the Finch, former HPD, Building could be built to 45 ‘ and have space for 1 or 2 floors of apartments — but isn’t being developed beyond a second floor. And that a single family home is being converted to a hotel. Seems like the Council’s policies that were supposed to create more housing in Hudson are failing on all fronts — except for the tax breaks for billionaires.

  2. it appears that there is no more in-person attendance at meetings, at least according to the note at the top of the schedule of meetings on city website.