Redevelopment proposal moves forward for Hudson’s 37 Pope Street 

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By Justin Roshak, Contributing Writer

A three-family home on Pope Street in Hudson
A current proposal calls to demolish an existing building on Pope Street in Hudson. (Photo/Laura Hayes)

HUDSON – Plans to redevelop property near Main St. in Hudson went before the Planning Board on Sept. 21. 

A current proposal calls for the demolition of an existing three-family dwelling at 37 Pope St. It subsequently calls for the construction of eight residential units, each with two bedrooms. 

Snow buildup in the parking lot during winter months was a concern for the Planning Board. Five units will have lower-level parking, while the other three will have off-site spots. 

An older plan for a deck along the property line, likewise, has been replaced with a new design for a street-level sidewalk. 

No binding setbacks exist for that side of the property because it lies within the C-1 zoning district, according to Director of Planning and Community Development Kristina Johnson. As a result, the sidewalk can be built up to the property line. 

“There are no prescribed distances they need to meet,” Johnson said.

A street sight saying "Pope Street"
A current proposal calls to demolish an existing building on Pope St. in Hudson. (Photo/Laura Hayes)

Abutter Jan Chase also expressed concern to the Board about access via a right of way past her land, which she indicated she would enforce strictly. 

“If you step onto one of our three and a half feet… you can’t do that,” he said.

The project is not expected to need access to Chase’s land according to members of the project team present at the Sept. 21 meeting.

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