Comprehensive Plan

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What's one transformative effort you'd like to see Hudson focus on in the next 10 years?

Tell us by adding a sticky note to the board at the bottom of this page.

What is the Comprehensive Plan?

The City’s Comprehensive Plan is a guiding document, directed by residents and local stakeholders, that guides the community’s vision for the future. The Plan details a long-term vision and policy agenda for important issues in land use, housing, parks, infrastructure, transportation, and more. The Hudson City Charter requires a review and update of the Comprehensive Plan at least once every 10 years. It is important to start the process early. The last update took nearly three years to complete and was adopted by Council in January of 2016.


Planning Consultant

The City will begin work with a planning consultant in fall 2022 to perform extensive outreach to gather input from a variety of stakeholders (residents, business owners, developers, service providers, elected and appointed officials). Through this input, the goals and guiding principles of the Plan will be established. City Council interviewed five consultants who submitted proposals and ultimately selected OHM Advisors.


Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is comprised of 19 community representatives who will meet regularly to provide guidance on the overall direction of the plan. City Council selected 7 residents through the open application process (Council interviewed applicants and voted to determine selected applicants). Council chose an additional 7 residents through direct appointment (each Council Member appointed 1 resident of their choice). Council also appointed representatives from 5 City boards and commissions, bringing the total committee size to 19. The Committee will meet semi-regularly for about one year.

For the Steering Committee roster or for meeting agendas, minutes, and videos, visit the Steering Committee Meetings page.


Let's Imagine Hudson's Future Together

Citizen input is a critical part of the Comprehensive Plan update process. We want to hear from you! Register to comment using the block on the top right of this page. Once registered, you will receive updates about this project. Email updates will provide information about when we’re hosting public meetings, open houses and workshops, interviews with citizens and business owners, and other opportunities for you to share your vision for Hudson. We can’t wait to imagine Hudson together.

Thank you to all who attended the City Hall Open House on 9/10 or our Farmers Market Booth on 10/8 and provided feedback about Hudson's future. Here's what we heard:

Question: What's one transformative effort you'd like to see Hudson focus on in the next 10 years?



Check back for updates as we move forward on the Comprehensive Plan process!


What's one transformative effort you'd like to see Hudson focus on in the next 10 years?

Tell us by adding a sticky note to the board at the bottom of this page.

What is the Comprehensive Plan?

The City’s Comprehensive Plan is a guiding document, directed by residents and local stakeholders, that guides the community’s vision for the future. The Plan details a long-term vision and policy agenda for important issues in land use, housing, parks, infrastructure, transportation, and more. The Hudson City Charter requires a review and update of the Comprehensive Plan at least once every 10 years. It is important to start the process early. The last update took nearly three years to complete and was adopted by Council in January of 2016.


Planning Consultant

The City will begin work with a planning consultant in fall 2022 to perform extensive outreach to gather input from a variety of stakeholders (residents, business owners, developers, service providers, elected and appointed officials). Through this input, the goals and guiding principles of the Plan will be established. City Council interviewed five consultants who submitted proposals and ultimately selected OHM Advisors.


Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is comprised of 19 community representatives who will meet regularly to provide guidance on the overall direction of the plan. City Council selected 7 residents through the open application process (Council interviewed applicants and voted to determine selected applicants). Council chose an additional 7 residents through direct appointment (each Council Member appointed 1 resident of their choice). Council also appointed representatives from 5 City boards and commissions, bringing the total committee size to 19. The Committee will meet semi-regularly for about one year.

For the Steering Committee roster or for meeting agendas, minutes, and videos, visit the Steering Committee Meetings page.


Let's Imagine Hudson's Future Together

Citizen input is a critical part of the Comprehensive Plan update process. We want to hear from you! Register to comment using the block on the top right of this page. Once registered, you will receive updates about this project. Email updates will provide information about when we’re hosting public meetings, open houses and workshops, interviews with citizens and business owners, and other opportunities for you to share your vision for Hudson. We can’t wait to imagine Hudson together.

Thank you to all who attended the City Hall Open House on 9/10 or our Farmers Market Booth on 10/8 and provided feedback about Hudson's future. Here's what we heard:

Question: What's one transformative effort you'd like to see Hudson focus on in the next 10 years?



Check back for updates as we move forward on the Comprehensive Plan process!


Input on Planning Consultant

If you wish to share your opinion about the potential planning consultants based on the materials included on this page (proposals, presentations, and interview recordings), please leave a comment below. Commenting will be available until midnight on Sunday, August 7.

CLOSED: Comments about the planning consultants closed on August 7. There will be numerous opportunities to comment on other items throughout the Comprehensive Plan process. Continue to check this page for engagement opportunities. Thank you.

I like the pop-up studies, but I'm wondering if this leaves out a lot of more suburban residents who don't spend much time near downtown.

asalimian 4 months ago