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Fate of Hudson's Dunn building still unknown

Jul 14, 2016 7:00 am

John Mason, writing for the Register-Star, is asking what happened to the plans for Dunn's Warehouse? Nearly a year has passed since the architectural firm of Saratoga Associates made its recommendations for the historic building located on Water Street in Hudson, but little has transpired since. The study was completed last summer and recommended some retail development in a mixed-use, walkable environment. Damara Stolfo, of Praxis, said she is pushing ahead with her plans to conduct a feasibility study around the idea of repurposing the building as an aquarium. The study will be complete in mid-September. Stolfo envisions a natural species ecosystem center with a history room and an educational kitchen. First Ward Alderman Rick Rector chairs the Common Council Economic Development Committee. He said there are several reasons the city needs to start looking at the building again.. For one, he said, the building is a cornerstone for waterfront development. "But more than anything, it's coming apart, it's eroding," Rector said. "The sooner we start to shore up that building to diminish the erosion, the better off we'll be," he said. The building is an agenda item for the Economic Development Committee's July 21 meeting. Read the full story in the Register-Star.