The current 20-acre underutilized commercial/industrial property contains the Hudson City Schools Bus Garage, Hudson Public Power facility with storage yard and salt dome, and Windstream Communications.
The 1995 Plan first set a vision for the land west of Historic Main Street to be redeveloped with additional retail, offices, and public uses to create a viable, mixed-use downtown district.
The city proceeded with implementation of Phase I of the plan by pursing land acquisition and selecting Tom Murdough and Fairmount Properties as the preferred development partner. First & Main opened to national recognition in 2004.
After more than 30 meetings and 400 surveys, the 2015 Plan was adopted, setting the vision for the Phase II area with a walkable extension of downtown with expanded housing and office space to address community needs and to support the existing downtown retail district.
After Testa Companies was selected as the development partner, a framework plan was established to confirm the general scope of development was compatible with the comprehensive plan.
The Framework Plan was further developed into a preliminary concept plan. This plan will serve as the basis for site-specific studies related to traffic, parking, and market feasibility. Once the analysis is completed, the community and the developer can address findings of the analysis and work toward a development plan in 2018.