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Hudson Avenue development proposed in Delmar

Local developers are looking to transform a single-family home on Hudson Avenue into a two-building complex with apartments and some commercial space.

During the Tuesday, May 20, planning board meeting at Town Hall, Anthony Dethomasis laid out some preliminary plans to board members to develop 48 Hudson Ave.

Dethomasis, along with his sister, Laurie Baranski, and brother, Richard, are working together on plans to construct the buildings and a five-bay garage on the lot.

There is a single-family house in a pretty dilapidated condition, Dethomasis said. "What we're planning to do is build two buildings and a garage."

He described several businesses along the little known road that connects Delaware Avenue with Adams Street that were converted from single family homes. The site proposal lies on the Delaware Avenue side, up the road from, and on the same side as, Planet Fitness.

"Typically on Hudson Avenue, we find a lot of spaces were single families converted into offices," Dethomasis told board members.

Building plans show a driveway between the two buildings near the road and a parking lot in the back of the property, with 19 parking spaces and five single-car garage bays. One building is proposed to have three apartment units and the other building is slated to have two units and commercial space for a small retail shop or a professional office, according to Dethomasis.

Roughly 44 percent of the property will remain green, according to the plans, and one handicap accessible parking space would be available for the office space. Dethomasis explained that handicap accessible parking spaces are not required for apartments.

Dethomasis displayed to the board members building materials to be used on the project, which included "blended slate" shingles; modular "common sized" brick; white vinyl trim; a neutral beige colored vinyl siding; and vinyl "cedar shakes."

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