Hudson and the whole region would benefit enormously if a visionary, positive plan for Hudson’s waterfront were enacted. But the current draft Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan (LWRP) is deeply flawed and even dangerous, paving the way for:
- Dust, noise, blight and diesel pollution along the River;
- Harm to public parks, boat launches and shopping areas.
- Heavy truck traffic through the wetlands of South Bay;
- 200 daily trucks crossing key gateways and pedestrian areas;
- 400-foot dock expansion to accommodate massive barge activity;
- The threat of another major controversy like the one over SLC.
Six options for making your views known before the impending March 15th deadline:
- Sign an online petition: CLICK HERE
- Email a (customizable) form to the State: CLICK HERE
- Email your own message to the State: CLICK HERE
- NEW: Email the Hudson aldermen: CLICK HERE
- Call the State directly: (518) 473-2479
- Mail or fax a personal letter to:
NYS Department of State
Office of Coastal Resources
99 Washington Ave., Suite 1010
Albany, NY 12231-0001
RE: HUDSON LWRP
FAX: (518) 473-2464
This document will shape the future of our riverfront for decades to come. Hudson and the region can do better—make your voice heard today using the links above, and also read Sam Pratt and Peter Jung’s call to action. If you need help getting started on a message or letter, click here for some tips on writing to public officials. There is also extensive research on the Waterfront plan and the history of South Bay in our Facts, History, Economics and Extras sections.
On March 15th, New York State and the City of Hudson will stop taking public comments on this plan. Take action today—before this once-in-a-generation opportunity slips away.