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Cuomo announces funded Hudson DRI projects

Jul 12, 2018 8:00 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo July 11, announced 13 projects for the city of Hudson as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative Award. "This important investment will support Hudson's continued transformation by focusing on a sustainable, diverse and attractive downtown," Cuomo said. "These Downtown Revitalization Initiative projects will help the city continue its revitalization efforts by fostering job growth, creating new business opportunities and investing in community development that will improve Hudson's downtown for generations to come." The specific projects to be funded through the DRI include: Implement Complete Streets improvements ($4 million); renovate Promenade Hill Park and provide ADA access ($1.1 million); Improve the safety and aesthetics of Cross Street and the Second Street Stairs ($250,000); establish the North Bay ReGeneration Project for Environmental Education ($400,000); establish a community foodhub to support small startup businesses ($700,000); stabilize the Dunn Warehouse for future re-use ($1 million); winterize Basilica Hudson and create a high-visibility public greenspace ($250,000); Redevelop the KAZ site as mixed-use transit-oriented development ($487,000); provide workforce development infrastructure at River House ($250,000); repurpose the former Fugary Boat Club as a city park ($150,000); construct mixed-use and mixed-income housing on State Street ($800,000); provide minority, women and veteran owned business support ($100,000); and, fit out commercial kitchen and retail space to provide workforce training ($230,000). Hudson was named a DRI Round 2 winner in August. Read the full press release at governor [dot] NY [dot] gov.