This morning, the Historic Preservation Commission granted a certificate of appropriateness to the plans for converting the buildings at Fourth and Warren streets into a hotel to be called the Hudson Public. The review by the HPC has been going on since the beginning of the year, and the design for the hotel has evolved in that time. It's useful to compare how it started with what it is today.
- Any new mortar will be matched to existing mortar in color, composition, and substance on existing buildings.
- The original patina of the brick on existing buildings shall be maintained and any cleaning that is done shall be nonabrasive and not debride the finish.
- The applicant shall return to the Historic Preservation Commission for approval of specifications and details for all windows, doors, and light fixtures.
- The applicant shall return to the Historic Preservation Commission for approval of sign materials and details.
- The applicant shall return to the Historic Preservation Commission for approval of cornices over windows on the two new infill buildings. The applicant shall consider a projection of at least 2 inches from the face of the brick to create a shadow.
- Materials for stone lintels on infill buildings shall match those on existing buildings.
- Building gutters shall be integral; any exterior gutters require approval of the Historic Preservation Commission.
- Roof shingles will be asphalt timberline shingles.
- The water table on the north elevation is stucco on masonry.
- Corrugated metal on new construction at rear shall be unpainted galvanized or ungalvanized metal.
|Photo: Monthie Collection, Columbia County Historical Society|