Historic District Expansion
Project Description The City of Hudson is considering expanding the City’s Historic District to include Elm Street, Roslyn Avenue, and East Streetsboro Street.
Nick Sugar, Senior Planner, Hudson Community Development
Why Consider Expanding the Historic District?Historic Districts often:
- Have increased levels of home ownership and longer durations of residency.
- See greater economic stability and higher property values.
- Studies specific to Hudson show properties within the Historic District appreciate at a higher percentage.
Based on a discussion with City Council on March 3, 2020, staff had planned to directly reach out to each property owner within the proposed expansion area to get a formal response as many did not respond to the survey.
That process was temporarily put on hold when COVID-19 began impacting the City in mid-March. Staff determined that door-to-door contact would not be feasible during the pandemic closures. Additionally, as residents were dealing with the impacts of COVID-19, staff felt it was not the appropriate time to attempt mail or phone communications. Staff is set to come back to Council in September 2020 with an update after re-engaging with the 86 residents mid-July through August via mail, phone, and in person (if allowed by Summit County Public Health) to obtain a response from each property owner.