Hurley has a rich history and our community is filled with historic
structures, old cemeteries, and the remains of old settlements.
If preserved and promoted
wisely our history can add cultural and economic value to the town.
The current zoning code establishes no authority to deal with
historic buildings or sites. An earlier attempt to establish
an historic preservation commission
The Main Street
historic district imposes regulations on buildings that aren’t
historic and prohibits reuse of historic buildings that could enhance
their economic viability.
Many sites of historic significance in West
Hurley are unrecognized and under-appreciated.
Both the Town and the Owners Could Benefit
understand that owners of historic properties could benefit from
a local historic
We recommend establishing an historic preservation commission,
develop criteria for addressing several issues that impact the
Main Street historic district, and undertake a planning effort
appropriate, protect sites of historic significance.