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The City of Hudson has launched Let’s Talk Hudson, a new online engagement site where you can contribute your ideas and feedback on City matters. We will listen to what you say, take your opinions into account, and report back to you on how community input contributes to City projects. We want to empower our residents to be more active in shaping the City and its future.
The first project we want to hear from you about is the Fairmount Properties proposed plan for Phase 2 in the downtown. Simply log on, register for the site, and click on the “Citizen Input” tab to offer your comments on this project. Have a question? Ask us online and we will answer you.
Just log on to LetsTalk.hudson.oh.us.
Background on the Fairmount Proposal for Phase 2
Fairmount Properties has presented a preliminary conceptual plan for a new, larger Heinen’s and quad villas (similar to Villas of Hudson) and town homes in the Phase 2 area of the downtown. Fairmount Properties believes the new Heinen’s, low-density housing, and more greenspace, address the concerns citizens expressed in previous Phase 2 discussions.
The proposed plan includes a new 40,000-square-foot Heinen’s (about twice the size of the current Heinen’s) that will allow Heinen’s to provide more services to its customers. Fairmount would repurpose the current Heinen’s building for another use. Fairmount plans to purchase the Windstream building on the corner of Clinton Street and Morse Road if it moves forward with the project.
Fairmount has asked Council for a purchase agreement with contingencies, such Planning Commission approval, for the land purchase to occur. Heinen’s was planning renovations to its current location to begin shortly. However, it ideally would like a new, larger facility to better serve its customers in Hudson. Heinen’s needs to move forward, so Fairmount is asking that Council decide on a purchase agreement before the end of November. If a purchase agreement is not achieved by that time, Fairmount will not go forward with the proposal and Heinen’s will begin renovations to its current building.
If a purchase agreement is agreed upon, the project would go through the standard review process which would include more public comments and final approvals by Planning Commission and City Council.