Commission recommends new city planThe Hudson Plan Commission finished its work Nov. 12 on the proposed comprehensive plan for the city for the next 20 years. The lengthy document will now go to the City Council for a public hearing and adoption on Dec. 21.
By: Randy Hanson, Hudson Star-Observer
The Hudson Plan Commission finished its work Nov. 12 on the proposed comprehensive plan for the city for the next 20 years.
The lengthy document covering land use, housing, transportation, economic development and other issues will now go to the City Council for a public hearing and adoption on Dec. 21.
The public hearing in the council chambers at City Hall, 505 Third St., will begin at 6:45 p.m.
The Plan Commission also held a public hearing on the plan immediately before recommending it for approval on Nov. 12.
Six people commented on it during the 40-minute hearing. They included city resident Gordon Conard, Plan Commission member Pat Casanova, city residents Valerie and Bill Badlo, County Board Supervisor Daryl Standafer of North Hudson and Jay Griggs of the town of St. Joseph, representing the owners of Gagnon Inc.
Standafer asked the city to consider allowing something other than public use for a portion of the county’s 80 acres north of Vine Street and west of Carmichael Road.
“I can tell you the county has no interest in developing that into a park,” Standafer said of the majority of the vacant portion of the land.
Casanova asked the city to be open to the possibility of multiple-family or mix-use development in the older portion of the city, including property he owns near his home on 11th Street.
The Badlos encouraged the city to do more to preserve the physical beauty of Hudson.
Copies of the proposed “City of Hudson Comprehensive Plan, 2030” are available upon request through the Community Development Department. They can be requested by contacting Community Development Director Dennis Darnold, who can be reached by phone at (715) 386-4776 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
The plan is also available to review at City Hall, 505 Third St.