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?
A traffic impact study is being performed to determine the effect of the development on the surrounding streets and recommend improvements that will mitigate those effects. The City has completed extensive existing conditions traffic counts at all intersections throughout downtown. This data will be combined with the upcoming development projections to determine any infrastructure improvements warranted. The potential increases in traffic from the proposed development will be significantly eased by the removal of the current traffic generated by the Hudson Public Power, Windstream, and the Hudson City Schools Bus facilities.


As the traffic models are prepared in the coming months, determinations can be made on the anticipated amount of traffic utilizing the Owen Brown St. Railroad underpass and the cost-benefit analysis of various improvements. Improvements to the underpass will require significant time and cost due the need to keep the rail line operational at all times. The City has begun communications with Norfolk Southern Railroad to expedite these upcoming discussions when the traffic studies are complete.


To reduce potential through traffic on Owen Brown Street, the development will establish a new street grid and widened green boulevard on Owen Brown St., west of Morse Road. The proposed street grid will accommodate through traffic within site, rather than forcing traffic flow to the perimeter of the site. Additionally, the proposed multipurpose trail crossing on the east side of Morse Road will be designed with a raised surface, narrowed width, and additional treatments to ease potential through traffic.

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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?