Hudson -- Council members Oct. 16 unanimously approved a new ad hoc committee to recommend possible development uses, options or strategies for 11 parcels in the downtown area.
Council President David Basil said the Downtown Re-development and Improvement Phase II Ad Hoc Committee would review, study, analyze and evaluate potential uses for the properties and provide its recommendations to City Council.
Members will decide when to meet and how often. The first meeting has not been scheduled yet.
The land is located northwest of downtown bordering Morse Road or the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks.
Development would be compatible and consistent with the historic downtown core and enhance, maintain and help sustain the character, vibrancy, vitality and viability of the area, according to Basil. The downtown area would remain the commercial, retail and civic focus of the community.
Not all parcels may become available for development but the plan would look at all parcels. The committee will review its activities with Council at least every quarter and more if requested by Council, the mayor or city manager.
Basil appointed eight citizens -- Tom Murdough (or his designee), Liz Murphy, Pat Eldredge, Ted Olson, Julie Lindner, Ryan Beam, Ron Strobl and Darin Siley. He also appointed Dave Zuro on behalf of the Hudsaon Board of Education.
City officials who will serve on the committee include City Manager Anthony Bales, City Engineer Thom Sheridan, Director of Community Development Mark Richardson, Council members William Wooldredge, Dan Williams and Basil. Mayor William Currin also will serve on the committee.
In addition, Bales can request staff members to help the committee if necessary.
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