Galvan Quarters proposal moves forward this week
Aug 06, 2012 10:53 pm
The plan now known as Galvan Quarters, the homeless housing project to be located at 620 State St. in Hudson, is slated for a vote by the Columbia County Board of Supervisors Finance Committee, Tues., Aug. 7, one day before the matter moves on for consideration by the full board, Wednesday. The facility, located on the northwest corner of State and Seventh streets (one block from the WGXC Hudson studio), will hold 19 SRO units for use as emergency housing, and 18 studio units for use as transitional housing. Tom Casey reported in the Register Star this weekend on the discussion held at a recent meeting of the Common Council Economic Development Committee. Fifth Ward Supervisor and Galvan Associate Rick Scalera was present and in response to concerns expressed by a Hudson business owner said even though the lease would soon be voted on, the plan must be vetted by several agencies, including the Hudson Planning Commission, before any action could take place. Third Ward Alderman John Friedman disagreed, saying an approval by the full board would effectively put the county "on the hook" for the agreement. The city of Hudson will hold a special meeting to discuss the proposal Aug. 13. The BOS Finance Committee meets 5 p.m, Tues. at 401 State St. in Hudson.