Thursday, January 20, 2022

Update on the Dunn Warehouse

There was a resolution before the Common Council on Tuesday to issue an RFP (request for proposal) for the development of the Dunn warehouse at the Hudson waterfront. The resolution was tabled because several of the alders complained they had not seen the RFP. Council president Tom DePietro said it was supposed to have been attached to the resolution. It was not. Checking into the issue the next day, Gossips learned from mayor's aide Michael Hofmann that they were waiting for a revised version of the RFP from Peter Bujanow, commissioner for Public Works. 

This morning, the RFP became available on the City of Hudson website, and it can be reviewed here. (Scroll past the resolution.)

At the meeting on Tuesday, DePietro was asked if the three City-owned parcels along Water Street north of the building were included in the RFP. He said they were not, and indeed they are not. The RFP is limited to the 0.63 acres that is the site of the building. The RFP outlines these objectives for the property:
  • Create a diversity of activities that would
    • complement one another
    • serve as attractions that relate to the waterfront experience
    • not necessarily compete with nor duplicate the "Warren Street Experience"
  • Create a mix of retail and food/culinary activities
  • Create flexible office and/or broadly defined public use space
The RFP states that the City intends to "maintain long-term control/ownership of the site" and explains: "The City of Hudson will retain ownership of the land under the former Dunn Warehouse Building, and sell the building itself to the successful respondent." The RFP outlines the terms of the proposed ground lease.

A special meeting of the Common Council has been scheduled for Thursday, January 27, at 6:00 p.m., to vote on the resolution to authorize issuing the RFP. The meeting will take place on Zoom, and the meeting link will be posted on the City of Hudson website prior to the meeting.

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