Update on the Armory Project – milestones, timelines, events

Galvan Community Center Approved by Hudson Preservation Commission

The library plans to renovate and move into the Armory (Fifth and State Streets) passed a milestone during August when the Galvan Community Center, of which the library is the largest part, received a Certificate of Appropriateness from Hudson’s Historic Preservation Commission. The project must still receive approval from the Planning Commission to get the full go ahead. These meetings are underway now.

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The Galvan Community Center has three parts. The Hudson Senior Center in the front of the Armory with its entrance on Fifth St. still awaits final sign off by the City Council. The third element, the community health center to be operated by Hudson River Health Care, will be located in a new edition that will replace the garage on the Short St. end of the Armory (on the left side of the Armory in the image above).

Project Timeline

Construction on the Senior Center is scheduled to begin at the end of October. Work on the library portion in the center Drill Shed will begin by the end of December 2013. Move in for the library will be at the beginning of 2015.

Business After Hours with the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce

On Thursday August 29th the library co-sponsored a special event for the business community at the Armory. Between 5 and 7 pm over 100 people came to network and learn about the plans for the new library. Like the June 22nd Open House the layout of the new library was marked out on the floor of the Drill Shed and large posters gave further explanation of the plans.

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