Comprehensive Plan 2015

On January 19, 2016 Hudson City Council adopted an update to the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is the official guide for land use and development for the next 10 – 20 years, detailing a long-term vision and policy agenda for important issues in land use, housing, parks, infrastructure, transportation, and more. A focus of this update is a plan for an area west and northwest of First and Main known as Downtown Phase II. The plan provides recommendations for transforming this area into a more vibrant and connected part of downtown.

The formal planning effort began in October 2013. Two ad hoc committees, one working on the overall plan and another focused on downtown, worked on the plan with planning consultants from Houseal, Lavigne Associates and City staff. With interviews citizens and business owners, workshops, open houses, on line surveys, and other public input methods hundreds of citizens participated in the planning process.

The plan is available for your information and use. For your convenience the document has been divided into chapters for easier download.

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Community Outreach
Chapter 3: Community Profile
Chapter 4: A Vision for Hudson
Chapter 5: Land Use and Development Plan
Chapter 6: Downtown Phase II Plan
Chapter 7: Transportation and Mobility Plan
Chapter 8: Parks, Open Space, and Environmental Features Plan
Chapter 9: Community Facilities and Services Plan
Chapter 10: Implementation Plan

The entire document is available for download here. The full document is over 38 MB, so download time will take several minutes depending on your connection speed.

Also available are several supporting documents including the Existing Conditions Report, a detailed summary of conditions in Hudson at the time the plan was developed which informed the development of the plan.

Supporting Documents

Business Workshop
Community Workshop
Existing Conditions Report
Junior Leadership Workshop
Steering Committee Workshop
Visioning Workshop
Youth Workshop