Hudson officials looking to conduct city hall feasibility study
Sam Raudins is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media Hudson city officials are moving forward to determine the feasibility of turning the former Hudson Area Library building on State Street into the new city hall. The city has published a draft request for proposals for public comment, and interested vendors will be able to submit proposals for the costs related to a feasibility study, not designs or plans. The plan under consideration is to consolidate city offices into one building. The existing city hall, in the 500 block of Warren Street, lacks the space needed to house all city departments and it is also not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The historic building at 400 State Street is owned by the Galvan Foundation and according to a draft proposal, would be donated to the city. It was constructed in 1818 as the almshouse, but it was also used as the Hudson Lunatic Asylum, Hudson Orphan and Relief Association and Hudson Area Association Library. The structure was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008. Peter Bujanow, commissioner of public works, presented the Galvan proposal to the Hudson Common Council on September 13. The city is looking for someone to assess the existing condition of the building as well as any costs for improvements or corrections and if using the building as city hall is feasible. Bujanow said it will take 30 days to receive responses to the requests. “We’ll get proposals in terms of how much it’s going to cost. This is just how much it’s going to cost to do the study,” Bujanow said. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.