Slowly, but surely Warren St. barriers are returning
Ted Remsnyder is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media the city of Hudson Seasonal Usage program will return for the third consecutive year and plans are being finalized to install concrete barriers along Warren Street. The barriers and accompanying planters will expand outdoor seating for restaurants and cafes on Warren, between Front and 7th streets. “The Hudson Business Coalition is still collecting the funds and the permit documentation,” Hudson Mayor Kamal Johnson said on June 28 “It’s looking like hopefully sometime next week it’ll be kicking off.” Alexandre Petraglia, president of the Hudson Business Coalition, said the organization does not have a specific date for the installation of the concrete barriers, which will also allow restaurants to expand their footprint into parking spaces in front of their businesses until early October. Petraglia said that 20 Hudson businesses have so far signed up, with only food and drink establishments eligible to participate this year. The program requires that establishments stipulate that four feet of clear sidewalk space, measured from the curb, be kept clear for pedestrians and that fire hydrants, active fire lanes and handicapped parking spaces remain clear, as well. The Hudson Business Coalition has been filing the permit applications with the Hudson Police Department and informing the Hudson Department of Public Works about the number of businesses that are signing up. DPW is responsible for installing the barriers. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.