Hudson Armory Project

The Hudson Armory Project seeks to acquire and rehabilitate the state Armory in Hudson, Massachusetts's thriving downtown, repurposing it as a community arts center.

The Hudson Armory Project is a vision of the Hudson Cultural Alliance, a local, all-volunteer, 501(c)3 charitable organization.

Project History

2018:  The State of Massachusetts indicates its interest in selling the Armory, offering the Town of Hudson a right of first refusal.

2019:  A dedicated group of residents form the Hudson Cultural Alliance and launch the Hudson Armory Project initiative to pursue the Armory's acquisition and rehabilitation.

2020:  The Hudson Armory Project wins approval from the Board of Selectman and the residents of Hudson to pursue the acquisition of the Armory. With broad support from the community, local businesses, and our elected leaders, the Hudson Armory Project seeks to raise $230,000 to acquire the building.

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We are a local charity raising funds for investment in a community asset.

Please help. Together, we can bring this community arts center to life!

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Project Phases

Phase 1:  Acquire the Armory from the State.
    Cost:  $230,000-250,000
    Expected Completion Date:  Spring 2021

Phase 2:  Rehabilitate the building.
    Cost:  $1-2M  (flexible, depending on our fundraising success)
    Expected Completion Date:  2023

Phase 3:  Operation.
   Cost:  With the facility capitalized, the operating costs are low, on the order of $50,000-100,000 annually, depending on the level of use.
   Revenue:  Opportunities abound and include, but are not limited to theater, concerts, artist studio and gallery space, and a host of community events in this flexible space.

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Long-term Goals

   We believe there is demand for a modern theater space in the region. A project of this sort is likely to cost $8-10M. While we would love to see this come together, we will be thrilled to simply see the building acquired and rehabilitated.

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Summary:  We need to raise ~$1.25M for this initiative to succeed. We need the first $230-250K by spring. 

Thank you for your support.
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    • $100 
    • 8 mos
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    • $50 
    • 8 mos
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    • $40 
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Fundraising team (2)

Andy Horvitz 
Organizer
Raised $120 from 2 donations
Hudson, MA
Hudson Cultural Alliance 
Registered nonprofit
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Thomas Desmond 
Team member
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