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Hudson thinking about selling code enforcement building

Apr 06, 2021 5:30 am

Aliya Schneider is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media Hudson Superintendent of Public Works Robert Perry said last week Common Council President Thomas DePietro is thinking about putting the building that houses the city code enforcement office at 429 Warren Street on the market. In addition to the city office space, the three-story building includes uninhabited space on the second and third floors. The code enforcement office employs four people — one full-time, and three part-time workers. An area on the first floor of the building was formerly connected to the former police department at 427 Warren, DePietro said. The 429 Warren St. building is not American with Disabilities Act-compliant, and accessing the code enforcement office requires going up stairs. Its 2020 assessment was $570,000, according to property records. The city bought the building for $95,000 in 1995, to provide additional space for Hudson City Court. Then-mayor Richard Scalera said two apartments in the building would be rented to offset the cost of the building, and any additional space would be turned over to the police department. DePietro said the 429 Warren apartments are not in good shape, but they can be renovated. Ideas for where the code enforcement department could be relocated are being discussed, but no details have been worked out, DePietro said. He hopes to have a plan in the next two or three months. Note: DePietro is a volunteer WGXC on-air programmer. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.