Public Space Projects Design Open House
The City of Hudson invites the public to a Design Open House at Promenade Hill Park during the evening of August 25 to meet the consultant teams working on two projects: Hudson Connects and the renovation of Promenade Hill Park. At the event, participants will review preliminary design concepts and provide feedback on both projects. Public input is an important part of the design process, and will ensure that the designs of both projects meet the needs and desires of the community.
“We need to ensure more people can access our public parks, our waterfront, and our streets,” says Mayor Kamal Johnson. “I encourage everyone to participate and share your priorities.”
This outdoor event will be held at the plaza at Promenade Hill Park. It will begin at 5 PM on August 25, and conclude by 8 PM. Participants must wear a mask and stay six feet apart. Precautions, including having hand sanitizer available, will be taken to make this a safe event for all attendees. Light refreshments will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to register for the event at this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/962401880943751/
The Hudson Connects Implementation Plan and the renovation of Promenade Hill Park are part of a broader revitalization effort within the City. In 2017, the City of Hudson was selected by the New York State’s Capital Regional Economic Development Council for one of ten Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) Round Two awards. $10 million in state funding was awarded to government and private projects to revitalize the project area, a portion of which is being used to produce and implement these two projects.
Hudson Connects is a streetscape improvement implementation plan focused on the area between the Hudson River on the west and Second Street on the east, the South Bay wetlands to the south, and Dock Street to the north. The Hudson Connects project will identify the cost/benefit of various street design improvements, and prioritize long- and short-term capital improvements that best maximize the resources of the City’s DRI budget. Ensuring that bicyclists, pedestrians, transit riders, drivers, and other roadway users have safe and comfortable access to the District’s existing and future amenities is central to the City’s economic development goals, and is the core focus of this streetscape planning and design initiative.
Promenade Hill Park renovations will make the upper promenade accessible for people of all ages and abilities, while preserving the historic fabric of the park, improving recreation opportunities, and enhancing plantings. Construction will begin this winter, and will be completed by December 2021.More about the DRI Projects