My wife and I attended the Downtown Phase II Open House Meeting on Thursday, April 13 at the Jo-Ann Conference Center. While the project is in the very early planning phase, we were extremely impressed with vision presented at the meeting.

Yes, there are many issues and obstacles to address but there seemed to be a sincere willingness by the designs firms to accept input from the community. Let's hope that as the project progresses more people will attend future meetings and the whole community gets involved and all of us are able to share our opinions, feelings and insight.

Keep up the great work.

Ralph McDonnell, Hudson