Downtown Phase II

Downtown Phase II Development is Taking Shape!


Since the community engagement last year, draft Parking and Traffic Studies have been completed to determine how to integrate the development into the existing downtown.

Testa Companies has prepared a refined development plan responding to the community feedback and the results of the draft studies. 
  
  • The number of residential units has been reduced by approximately 30%, with a focus placed on town homes, rather than flats, and the addition of more units with first floor masters.  
  • Green space has been expanded along Owen Brown Street.
  • A revised street network is planned to reduce traffic at Morse and Owen Brown Streets,  
Testa Companies is beginning formal City consideration of the project over the coming months. The project will be submitted to the City as a Planned Development application. The process includes expanded public review with hearings by the Planning Commission and City Council later this summer/fall.   

Next Steps


Once Planning Commission completes the application review, a recommendation will be forwarded to City Council. City Council will then review the application, conduct another public hearing, and then move toward action on the Preliminary Plan request. Once a preliminary plan is accepted, the developer can proceed with detailed engineering and architectural plans and proceed with the final plan reviews and approvals.    

Upcoming Meetings

April 30, 2018 
Planning Commission Meeting
7:30 pm - Town Hall
Informational meeting of the Planning Commission. The meeting will be conducted for informational purposes to provide the status of the project to Planning Commission. This is not a public hearing and no opportunity for public comment at this meeting. At the meeting, Testa Companies and City staff will make presentations. No action will be taken by the Planning Commission at this meeting.    

Planning Commission
May 14, 2018
7:30 pm - Town Hall

Planning Commission will review the preliminary plan application and conduct a public hearing to receive public comment.  Traffic consultants TMS Engineers will be presenting the findings of the draft traffic study.   

Planning Commission
June (date to be determined)
7:30 pm - Town Hall
Planning Commission will continue to review the application and public testimony received from the public hearing. 

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Concept Plan 4-2018

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Concept Plan Aerial View

What is Downtown Phase II?


Redevelopment and expansion of downtown Hudson was first envisioned in the 1995 Comprehensive Plan. The community advanced the First Phase in the following years with the First & Main development which opened in 2004. Phase II is now being pursued with the recent adoption of the 2015 Comprehensive Plan. Phase II will add new office space and housing options adjacent to the successful First & Main development. When completed, It will create an even more vibrant downtown with entertainment, dining, retail, office and residential housing – all within a walkable, mixed-use district that will sustain the future of downtown Hudson by creating new jobs, attracting a talented young workforce, and retaining empty nesters.
  1. Why Downtown Phase II?
  2. Advantages for Residents
  3. Prime Location for Businesses
Choices. Innovation. Character.
Downtown Phase II is about honoring the past and building for the future. Connecting with the First and Main retail area, it adds vibrancy and innovation with new office space, exciting housing options, and green spaces that will attract young professional talent, while providing housing for empty nesters to enjoy the walkable vitality of an active downtown core.

Benefits of a Live, Work, Play Environment

  1. First & Main
    Increased Economic Vitality
    Removing “industrial-like” facilities from the downtown allows for a vibrant, walkable mixed-use district that builds on the success of First and Main. The expanded live-work-play environment will attract young professionals and workforce talent, creating jobs and increasing our tax base.

  2. N. Main
    Innovating Our Future
    Downtown Phase II blends our historic heritage with technology of the 21st Century. The project will honor the traditions of the community while incorporating the technology needed to advance Hudson into the future. The City’s commitment to innovative technologies will appeal to today’s changing workforce.
  1. Townhomes
    Expanded Housing Choices
    Providing housing options for under-served young professional and empty nester demographics addresses a crucial demand in the community. Downtown Phase II extends First & Main to create a vibrant downtown center, where residents can live, work, enjoy the outdoors, and support the local retail and restaurants.

  2. Walking Downtown
    Connected to the Community
    Walkable neighborhoods are in high demand. Today’s workforce and residents want smaller, more affordable housing options, connected to where they work, shop, dine, and relax. Nature trails and greenspace will intertwine throughout the development, providing spaces for relaxation and recreation. Shopping, dining, services, events, and greenspaces are all within a five-minute walk from where you work or live in Downtown Phase II.
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