Hudson announces Washington Street/Route 85 Commercial Rehab Program

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Hudson announces Washington Street/Route 85 Commercial Rehab ProgramHudson – After a lengthy design process, MassDOT will be upgrading Route 85 starting sometime in the spring 2012. Many Hudson properties may be impacted by the widening of the roadway and some may need to adjust the exteriors of their own property to allow for new vehicle circulation patterns, parking or pedestrian access. This might be a good time for property owners to consider upgrading signage, landscaping, lighting and other property features.

Toward that end, the town of Hudson is considering applying for a competitive grant program available from the state which could provide some funding for commercial property owners to upgrade their properties. Funding would be passed through to property owners as grants and/or zero-interest loans. Before the town proceeds, officials need to obtain a sense of whether or not local owners would be interested in receiving such funding.

Click here for more information and the link to the questionnaire, which asks basic questions regarding what your property might need and what your level of interest in such a program might be. The form should be mailed or e-mailed back by Nov. 1. Submission of the form does not commit a resident/property owner/business owner to participate in any subsequent program, but helps to gauge the community's level of demand for such a program. A full detailed description of how the program would work (if it is ultimately funded by the state) will be available by Nov. 15 in the Community Development office and on the town of Hudson's website.

A public hearing will be held Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m., at Hudson Town Hall, 78 Main St., during which this project will be discussed, along with several other projects that are likely to be the subject of the 2012 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application.