What Makes Hurley a Great Place to Live?
plan addresses many individual components of community planning,
but ‘livability’ results
from the interplay among them all. Housing, transportation,
views, good air, jobs, shopping,
education – they all interact, for better or worse,
on the quality of our lives as residents of this community.
No one wants their low
traffic, dead-end street to become a connector road. But without connector roads, traffic bogs down. The experience
of getting to work or shopping deteriorates for everyone.
one wants ‘affordable’ housing
in their neighborhood. But without diverse housing styles
covering a range of prices our
town will become too expensive for young families to settle
here. Seniors on fixed incomes will be unable to maintain their
Town employees and others of us in the ‘middle class’ will
have to leave our community. We will become a community of
only wealthy newcomers as has happened in many communities
south of us.
pay attention to our environmental and health threats,
our employment opportunities, or how we encourage neighborliness,
then the livability
of our community suffers.
Do We Ensure that Hurley Remains 'Livable?'
and enhancing livability often means upsetting a few residents
plan is to set the stage for those decisions so that the
decisions can be made in a comprehensible and considered
representatives shouldn’t make them based on the
wishes of the immediate neighbors or those who can shout
If, through the development and adoption of this plan,
our community comes to agree on planning goals and lays
map for achieving
them, we will consider the many hours we have invested
worth every minute.