Historic District Expansion
Project Description The City of Hudson is considering expanding the City’s Historic District to include Elm Street and Roslyn Avenue.
Nick Sugar, Senior Planner, Hudson Community Development
Why Consider Expanding the Historic District?Hudson has a rich history highlighted by its unique and well-preserved architecture. The existing historic district was originally created in 1973 and has since served as a model for preservation in Ohio. Historic districts ensure neighborhoods remain charming, unique and distinctive. They serve as living history lessons and tangible reminders of a city’s past.
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 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.