Monday, June 20, 2022

The Future of the Public Square

Friends of the Public Square (FOPS) has announced the results of the online survey about design options for Seventh Street Park. 

There were a total of 115 respondents, more than 90 percent of whom were adults over 30.

Of the park amenities considered most desirable by the respondents, the three most popular were an interactive fountain, trees, and passive green space. 

Of the three conceptual design alternatives, the diagonal plaza (Concept C) was most popular by a very small margin.

The preference in fountain type was a bit more decisive, with close to half of the respondents indicating a preference for the historic basin with a sculpture.

The results of the survey will be used to create an updated plan for the park, which will be revealed to the public in the Public Square on Friday, June 24, at 6:00 p.m. If it should rain on Friday, which is not currently predicted, the unveiling will take place in the Community Room at the Hudson Area Library at 6:00 p.m. on Friday.


  1. Interestingly, the consensus seems to be that the original design as it was won out. Keeping to the scale and pattern of the original city is the most pleasing.

    the proposed monoliths in the "depot" development violate this concept.

    Scale and simplicity are rare in todays world.
    Hudson is so beloved because it has much of that original scale and character. lets keep it that way.

  2. In the meantime, just leave the Xmas tree stand in the fountain. Whatever.