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Hudson Senior Center to move into Armory

Apr 17, 2013 7:02 am
Joe Gentile reports in the Register Star the Hudson Common Council voted Tues., Apr. 16, to relocate the city's Senior Center to the Hudson Armory, now owned by the Galvan Foundation. The resolution adopted by the aldermen also rescinded Mayor William H. Hallenbeck Jr.’s authorization to contract with the architectural design firm Spacesmith's lead architect Jane Smith on the project. Council voted in February to accept a redesign of the center on the site of the former Boys and Girls Club. Council President Don Moore defended abandoning the Spacesmith plan, saying concerns over cost was the major factor in the decision. The center’s electrical, plumbing and other construction costs were estimated at $1.3 million. Under the Galvan Foundation offer, the city will pay the nonprofit a $1.00 monthly rent, in addition to utilities, liability insurance and other minor operational costs or repairs. Read the full story in the Register Star.