Plans & Studies
The City’s 2009 Comprehensive Plan is used to identify issues, opportunities, needs and organize public policy to address them in a manner that makes the best and most appropriate use of City resources. It also describes a desired future for the community over the next 20 years and establishes goals to move toward that future. The Comprehensive Plan establishes a vision and serves as a long-term guide for future growth. The Plan is used by both elected officials and city staff to assist and provide a rational basis for local land use decisions within the community.
In 2019, the City of Hudson began the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan. Hudson’s Comprehensive Plan, including its Future Land Use Plan, will be developed with participation by City committees and most importantly, the community. Please visit Comprehensive Plan Update Website to participate in Hudson’s Community Survey and to learn about more opportunities to participate in this planning process.
The Carmichael Road Corridor Study, completed in 2018, examined the approximate four-mile-long section of Carmichael Road generally defined as the area between the north city limits and the south side of River Crest Elementary School. The study includes traffic forecasts and volumes, preferred alternative for the I-94 interchange, and traffic operations analysis.
The Hudson Waterfront Vision Plan was completed in 2018 and details a riverfront master plan from St. Croix Street south through Lakefront Park to Buckeye Street. The plan will guide incremental improvement implementation in the Lakefront Park area in the future.
The Downtown Floodway Study determined the St. Croix River floodway and flood-fringe limits in the general floodplain district between the I-94 Bridge crossing and approximately St. Croix Street. The study was completed in October 2019 and will reduce ambiguity when enforcing the City of Hudson’s Floodplain Ordinance (Chapter 253).
The Central Business District Parking Report quantifies and qualifies the parking needs at various critical points during the year. It uses the collected information to assess and recommend solutions to identified deficiencies within the parking system, in order to help the City to continue to make Downtown Hudson a great destination for residents and visitors alike.