The Hudson Companies, Hermitage, PA, was awarded funding by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency for Adams Place, a 39-unit senior housing (62+) development located in Cochranton, PA.
The Hudson Companies, founded in 1977 by President and Managing Principal John M. Hudson, is a diverse real estate development and investment firm with holdings and development operations in multiple states and disciplines. Hudson has long been a leader in general construction, real estate development, and institutional investments since its founding. Second generation Principal, Tyler M. Hudson, has led the efforts for new developments and tax credit syndications, with a pipeline of senior focused developments to be delivered throughout Pennsylvania. Adams Place will be the third of Hudson funded projects, joining Evans Square in Conneaut Lake and Regency Commons in Clarion.
Adams Place was named in honor of John Adams, one of the town’s most prominent and influential forefathers in the early establishment of the Cochranton Borough. Hudson worked closely with EPACC (Economic Progress Alliance of Crawford County) to position the building next to the Cochranton Community Services Complex off North Franklin Street, which houses ONE Federal Credit Union, Cochranton Family Practice and Cochranton Community Pharmacy.
The farm to table development concept was inspired from the community and their agricultural roots where farming and gardening is an integral part of their lifestyle. Adams Place will include a sustainable “farming” kitchen connected to a greenhouse that connects to raised garden beds. In addition, a second kitchen rounds off a generous ground level community room with access to a wrap-around porch with an exterior/interior fireplace connecting to the library, where Hudson’s signature Innovation Center will offer an innovative health and wellness curricula joint ventured with Thiel College, Allegheny College, and Primary Health Network. On the second and third floor, a multi-purpose activity room and the fitness center will reside. The spacious independent apartments will include individual washers and dryers. A design focus of environmental and innovative building features, cornerstones of a Hudson development, includes a rainwater harvesting system, garden composting, and energy-efficient controls that influence the ever-enhancing green technology.
Just two years ago Senator Michelle Brooks, of the 50th District, connected the Hudson Companies and the CARE organization (Cochranton Area Redevelopment Effort), a local organization spearheading the effort to promote new affordable senior living in the Borough. “Plans for the Adams Place community are generating a great deal of excitement, and I am so happy and honored to be a part of it,” Sen. Brooks said. “I thank Tyler Hudson and his team, along with our many other dedicated partners, for working together to create a place where loved ones can truly feel at home. Like Hudson Companies, I have a passion for keeping our seniors in the community that they have called home for decades. This project is wonderful and innovative in its approach, with such features as a canning kitchen, an outdoor pavilion, and a host of other amenities and activities that will truly enable our loved ones to enjoy their golden years to the fullest.” With the Senator’s introduction and initiative, we all came together to make this project a reality. The Crawford County Commissioners have supported the project with a generous CDBG award. Adams Place is slated to start construction in the spring of 2020.