Downtown Phase II
What is Downtown Phase II?
Downtown Phase II has been the vision of City leaders – and residents – for many years. It was born out of the 1995 Comprehensive Plan to restore industrial sites in downtown Hudson and return it to its economic prominence. Completed in 2004, First and Main was Phase I. Downtown Phase II will revitalize the remaining 20 acres of industrial properties (Windstream, Hudson Public Power and School Bus Garage) into Class-A office space and housing for empty nesters and young professionals.
With Downtown Phase II, people can live, work, and play downtown. The development will bring in high-paying jobs. Offices and homes built on the property will generate new tax revenues for the schools and bring new customers to support the current downtown stores and restaurants.
Downtown Phase II Update 5/23/19
On May 7, voters were asked for their reaction to the Downtown Phase II plan. As a result, City Council will hold two community work sessions allowing residents to suggest modifications to the plan that could be considered by Council. The May/June sessions will allow people to provide input before they go away for the summer. Rather than start over, Council is seeking proposed modifications to the current plan. Council will review the suggestions and work toward a financially viable plan that meets the community's needs.
Phase II Work Sessions
Tuesday, May 28
Barlow Community Center
Tuesday, June 4
Phase II is still in the early planning stages. Once the final plan is determined, many things need to occur. The residential portion would be developed first, with the offices coming later. These items include:
- Developer's Agreement to be reviewed/approved by Council.
- Review/approval of the final plan by Planning Commission and City Council, among others.
- The final architectural design to be reviewed and approved by the Architectural and Historic Board of Review.
- Utility and site design and approval.
- Utility construction, site grading, and construction of the streets.
- Construction of model homes.
- Residential home construction.
- Design/construction of the offices (after residential is developed).