Why is the project incorporating rental units and single-level housing units within multistory buildings?
The current demographic trends within the community include a decreasing population, a shrinking average household size, a shrinking school enrollment, and an aging population. The 2,500-4,000 square foot single family homes common to Hudson are no longer solely able to accommodate the needs of the community.
The need for varied housing types and price points was a key theme of the community-led 2016 Comprehensive Plan. This mix of housing types will be targeted to both empty nesters and young professionals. The Plan, which established the framework for the Phase II project, included the following recommendations:

• Promote a variety of housing and dwelling unit types, tenures, and densities.
• Encourage housing development that provides diverse choices of style and cost.
• Focus the development of higher density or multi-family units within the greater downtown area.


Single-family detached housing is more appropriately located in neighborhoods outside of the downtown. The greater number of units the proposed housing allows will enhance the synergy of the downtown neighborhood.

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1. How will the Phase II development be sensitive in scale and design to surrounding neighborhoods?
2. Why is the project incorporating rental units and single-level housing units within multistory buildings?
3. What mix of uses are being proposed?
4. Is the proposed development desired and viable within the local market?
5. How will the proposed project traffic be addressed? What about existing traffic concerns including the narrow Owen Brown Street rail underpass and the adjacent residential neighborhood on Owen Brown?
6. How will stormwater from the project be addressed and how might it impact surrounding areas?
7. How will the proposed development be sensitive to environmental protections?
8. How will parking be accommodated for the proposed development and how will it impact the existing downtown?
9. What is the proposed timeline for the development project?