Supporter Update

On behalf of the Hudson Cultural Alliance (HCA), we want to update you on some exciting news regarding the Hudson Armory Project, our public initiative to turn the Armory into a regional performing arts and cultural center.

A bird's eye view photo of the Armory during autumn
July 7, 2022

The next step will be to conduct environmental due diligence. This will include hiring an environmental consultant to file the necessary Massachusetts Environmental Protection Agency (MEPA) paperwork, initiate a Phase1, 21e survey and conduct an assessment of the building. These will be paid for by the HCA. Additionally, a Project Notification Form will be filed with the Massachusetts Historical Commission to outline our scope of work and determine the historical status of the buildings.

Research demonstrates that a vibrant arts community is a key asset for would-be residential buyers and visitors alike. This historic and iconic structure sits in an environmentally sensitive area that will be part of a soon-to-be constructed river walk. Local restaurants and shops are aware of the additional business that a cultural center will bring to the town.

In addition to performance and rehearsal space for our own Symphony Pro Musica and Rivers Edge Arts Alliance, we believe that the Armory will serve as a perfect location for the Hudson Historical Society. Additionally, there is plenty of room for artist studios, makerspace areas and meeting rooms for local organizations like our Public Library and Veterans Groups. The design of the main floor of the Armory will be flexible and allow for everything from a concert or play to a farmer’s market or book sale. The surrounding property, which looks out over the Assabet River, is ideal for outdoor, seasonal activities.

Your support of this effort is critical, and we sincerely appreciate your participation in this project. Go to our website at Hudsonarmoryproject.org for updates and to make a pledge of financial support. Additionally, we encourage you to let your town and state representatives know of your support as they will be critical voices in moving this project forward.

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The Hudson Armory Project