Earlier this year, the City of Hudson determined to support the Warren St. businesses in their post-pandemic economic recovery by providing the option to extend storefront operations into the parking lane. This coordinated effort, known as the Warren Street Seasonal Usage Program, is well underway, ready to be fully operational before Memorial Day.
Installation of the concrete barriers and planters on Warren Street is almost complete. The program is a learning experience, and refinements will continue. We encourage your comments and suggestions. Please contact the Project Manager for the Program, Gary Purnhagen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Purnhagen is the point person for the Common Council and the Mayor’s office.
The City is providing planters and plants as part of the program. The City will also plant planters owned by individual businesses to help ensure a consistent look. Michael Conti, the owner of Grace Gardens, is contributing time and materials and will manage the completion of the planting. Last weekend, many volunteers, including members of Perfect Ten, helped work with Conti in preparing the City-owned planters.
Let us also thank the Hudson Department of Public Works as well as our neighboring towns. The task of bringing the barriers to Hudson and placing them has been paramount to the program.
There are a few businesses wanting to join the Program on a waitlist—the limiting factor being the availability of the barriers. If you would like to get on the waiting list, please contact Gary Purnhagen. We will do everything we can to address this. And in general, we will monitor, listen and respond to suggestions and concerns throughout the Seasonal Program.