HUDSON WATERFRONT ARCHIVE

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Sanford Gifford painting of the South Bay, prior to the advent of the Vanderbilt railroad, the Jones trestle, and 20th Century filling of its open waters

Links to Key Resources at Other Sites


The Hudson Vision Plan, a/k/a The Cavendish Plan, commissioned by the Hudson Opera House in the 1990s, which proposed rezoning and reimagining the Hudson Waterfront. NOTE: This is a 45MB download
Hudson Vision Plan (1996)
Note: large file
The Comprehensive Plan passed by the City of Hudson in 2002
City of Hudson Comp Plan
(2002)
The decision by New York Secretary of State Randy Daniels on the St. Lawrence Cement proposal in 2005, including guidance on the rezoning of Hudson's Waterfront
NYS DOS decision on
Cement Plant (2005)
A presentation about Waterfront development and goals by Peter Jung and Sam Pratt to the Hudson Business Alliance at Space 360 in 2010
MH Media Video of Business Meeting (2010)
A presentation by Peter Jung and Sam Pratt to the community at Basilica Hudson in 2011, including a detailed breakdown of problems with the LWRP
MH Media Video of Basilica Presentation (2011)
The controversial Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan for the City of Hudson, opposed in over 3,000 public comments (with only 3 in favor)
City of Hudson LWRP
(2011)
The DEC designation of the South Bay Creek and Marsh as a protected wetland and wildlife area, approved in 2013 with strong public support
DEC South Bay Creek & Marsh Designation (2013)
A collection of images of Hudson's South Bay at the Stair Galleries site, including paintings and drawings by Ary, Gifford and Parton and a narrative of the area's cultural history
Stair Galleries images
of South Bay
The Charter and Code for the City of Hudson
City of Hudson Charter
& Code

Valley Alliance Memoranda & Releases


Extensive comments on the Hudson Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan (LWRP), including a history of conflicts over the Waterfront, by the Valley Alliance in 2011
Alliance Comments on Waterfront Plan (2010)
Part 1 of supporting documents for comments on the Hudson Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan (LWRP) by the Valley Alliance in 2011, including a history of the Best Oil tank controversy, public comments by residents, DOS memoranda, and more
Alliance Attachments to LWRP Comments (2010)
Valley Alliance comments to the Greenport Planning Board regarding potential construction of a haul road from Becraft Mountain to the Hudson Waterfront in 2010
Alliance Letter to
Greenport (2010)
The Valley Alliance's goals for the Waterfront, as presented to the Common Council in 2010
Alliance Waterfront
Goals (2010)
6-page memorandum by Valley Alliance attorney Warren Replansky to the Department of State on the City of Hudson Waterfront plan
Attorney's Letter on
LWRP (2011)
Further comments on the Hudson Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan (LWRP) by the Valley Alliance in 2011
Alliance Comments on
Waterfront Plan (2011)
A press release from The Valley Alliance, announcing research showing that the City of Hudson still owns 4.4 acres of land at the Waterfront which it thought it had sold
Alliance Release on Land Ownership (2013)
Letter from attorney Kenneth J. Dow to public officials, detailing the Valley Alliance's research on land title issues in the South Bay area
Attorney's Letter on Land Ownership (2013)
A press release announcing new Valley Alliance research that the Common Council barred further development of South Bay in 1982
Alliance release on
'80s Resolution (2016)

More Documents from Our Archives


Concerns submitted by The Olana Partnership (TOP) on the Hudson Waterfront plan, submitted in 2010
Olana comments on
Hudson LWRP (2010)
Comments by Sam Pratt to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) on the designation of the South Bay Creek and Marsh as a protected wetland and wildlife area
Pratt Comments on South Bay Creek & Marsh (2010)
A letter from DEC staff member Michael Higgins, presenting contradictory staff opinions on the Hudson Waterfront plan (LWRP)
DEC Staff Letter
on LWRP (2010)
Local law governing how projects are reviewed for consistency with Watefront goals in The Village of Athens, New York, passed in 1999
Athens Waterfront Consistency Law (1999)
Results of a survey of goals and preferences for the Waterfront, conducted by the Hudson Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee, 2001-2002
Waterfront Survey
Results (2001-2)
Survey of approx. 400 residents about their preferences and ideas for the Hudson Waterfront, circulated by the Waterfront Advisory Steering Committee in 2006
Waterfront Survey
& Results (2006)


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