Hop-O-Nose looking at developers for renovation project
Sam Raudins is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media the Catskill Village Board June 23, received a report from the Catskill Housing Authority as the Hop-O-Nose rehabilitation project moves forward with developer interviews. Housing Authority Board of Directors Chairman Patrick Hernandez and Authority Director Timothy Mattice said four potential vendors have applied to lead the development project. The authority is looking to renovate the existing Hop-O-Nose housing and build new affordable housing as well. Candidate interviews are slated to begin next week and a selection is expected to be made by the end of July, Mattice said. The four developers under consideration are Edgemere Development Inc., of Rochester; Smith and Henzy Advisory Group of Amityville; Conifer Realty of Rochester; and NBG Development of Woodbury. Hernandez said the project discussions include the possibility of building a YMCA-type community center in Catskill, as well. “Columbia and Greene counties both are areas where the state would like to see and is very motivated to invest money from these low-income housing tax credit projects because there hasn’t been any in these areas,” Mattice said. “There is a shortage of affordable housing. There hasn’t been a tax credit project.” Hop-O-Nose, a federally funded housing development, was constructed in 1956 and consists of 80 units with more than 150 residents. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.