Hudson Historic Preservation Commission considering Galvin hotel proposal
Jammel Cutler is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media a multi-million dollar hotel development at the corner of Warren and 4th streets in Hudson will be among the first minority developed, owned and operated hospitality venues in the city. The Galvan Foundation announced in April 2021, its intention to develop the corner site into the Hudson Public House, a 30-room hotel with ground-floor commercial space on Warren at North 4th Street, within a mile of the Hudson Amtrak station. The cost to redevelop the property is expected to be $6.67 million. The hotel will be the economic shot in the arm the area needs, according to the Galvan Foundation. The project was discussed at a recent meeting of the city's Historic Preservation Commission. In comments to the commission, architect Walter Chatham spoke about the historical background of the site. There are two existing buildings — a square brick building on the corner and a double row house that backs up on the alley. Plans call for raising the roof of the existing townhouses and the installation of elevators, Chatham said. A major concern when it comes to new hotels is parking and the issue it might create if a hotel is built on Warren. When finished, the hotel will not have its parking lot, Chatham said. Chatham said he remains open to making the necessary changes to the building, and one of the biggest concerns is the roof. The Commission asked Chatham to do a mansard roof ... Originally, the plans included a gable roof, which is a barn roof that comes to a flat end like the old Dutch houses. “The Commission didn’t like that and I understand why ...,” Chatham said. Read more at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.