HUDSON – An application to redevelop property at 37 Pope Street in Hudson has been withdrawn.
That topic came up at the Planning Board’s Dec. 7 meeting after it had previously been continued to future meetings on multiple occasions.
The applicant would have to resubmit a new development application to be approved by the board in order to proceed with future projects at this site.
“Sometimes the best course is to withdraw the application and to have the development team work closely with the applicant behind the scenes,” Director of Planning & Community Development Kristina Johnson told the Community Advocate following the Dec. 7 meeting. “They may or may not, but they can bring it [the application] back at any time.”
Pope Street splits off Main Street near Avidia Bank’s main downtown location. This property sits about halfway up Pope Street, at its intersection with Railroad Ave.
The request to develop the property had been filed in the spring of this year. But it was unable to meet the approval guidelines of the Hudson Planning Board in spite of several attempts at restructuring.
At least one iteration of the proposal back in late September would have demolished an existing three-family home on the property to then build back with eight two-bedroom residential units.
Meeting on Sept. 21, Planning Board members noted concerns about snow buildup during the winter months, among other things.
Had this application been rejected by the Planning Board, the developer would have been barred for two years from reapplying.
Since the agreement to withdraw was mutual between the applicant and the Planning Board, the applicant will, instead, be able to refile at any time, Johnson said.