Downtown Phase II
Selection of Development Partner
The City of Hudson is very fortunate to have the quality development interest in the firms that desire to partner with us. On September 6, 2016, a recommendation to enter into a Letter of Intent as our preferred development partner with Testa Companies for Phase II of the Downtown Redevelopment was approved.
For more detailed information, please view Recommendation - Downtown Phase II Development Partner.
Request for Qualifications
See the original RFQ (click here).
A request for qualifications was distributed and the RFQs were reviewed and narrowed down to three companies. Those companies were asked to give a presentation of their qualifications for this project during the week of July 25, 2016. Below are videos of the presentations. To view the video full screen, click in the bottom right corner of the video image. Press "escape" to exit from full-screen view.
The purpose of the Hudson Downtown Phase II Plan is to envision a future for the underutilized area of downtown taking full advantage of First and Main's assets and providing future development to capitalize on emerging market opportunities. Downtown Phase II builds on the success of the First & Main's mixed-use development that seamlessly blended character of the historic Main Street retail corridor with a new development that rejuvenated Hudson's downtown.
Ten years ago, City officials and a group of engaged citizens had the foresight to think long term with a vision to create a revitalized downtown core which transformed an industrial property into a full-scale shopping, dining and business experience drawing visitors from across Northeast Ohio and beyond. This vision also included a concept of a future Downtown Phase II which would expand the revitalization efforts into underutilized, publicly owned property at the corner of Owen Brown and Morse Roads.
This year, as part of the Comprehensive Plan revision process, a Council-appointed committee made a recommendation for moving forward with the Phase II expansion and provided a conceptual vision for community review. Key aspects focus on providing varied housing stock and developing quality office space, while preserving the character of Hudson and complimenting Phase I.
The vision for Downtown Phase II encompasses the area west and northwest of the First and Main development. Initial planning looked at private and public properties in that location that could be included in the eventual revitalization plan. Private properties indicated in the planning process would only be included if the property owners agreed to become a part of the redevelopment initiative.
Relocation of Salt Dome, School Bus Garage and Hudson Public PowerIn preparation for the Downtown Phase II development project, the City of Hudson's salt storage and Hudson School's Bus Garage Facility is being relocated. The development of the new facilities is moving forward quickly. The project consists of constructing a new school bus garage and ancillary road salt storage structure on the City owned parcel located at 5810 Hudson Drive.
Updates:September 26, 2016: The Planning Commission will discuss Case 2016-23 on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall to discuss, a request from the City of Hudson for approval of a site plan for a salt storage structure and a school bus garage to be located on Hudson Drive.
September 12, 2016: Case 2016-23 was scheduled to be discussed at the September 12 Planning Commission meeting. The meeting was canceled and rescheduled for September 26.
August 16, 2016: The City selected the Environmental Design Group for the final design of the new salt storage facility and bus garage. Once the design is finished, we anticipate construction to be completed late next year.
June 21, 2016: The City of Hudson held a public information meeting for the adjacent property owners and interested residents on June 21, 2016. At that meeting project staff provided a preliminary project time line, preliminary plans and exhibits. The majority of construction work will be completed in 2017 and 2018. For information provided at the meeting, please contact Christopher Papp, P.E., Assistant City Engineer at (330) 342-1770.