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Hurd's Corners Road Civic Association
Corner of Hurd’s Corner Road and North Quaker Hill Road

“I want to see the Greenway protected. There is no need for more commercial development along Route 22 North of N Quaker Hill Rd. The Town of Pawling has an abundance of unoccupied commercial space already.”

A beautiful field near Hurd’s Corner

“Why I chose to sign is to protect the ground source drinking water and the beauty of the area.”

Flowers abound near Hurd’s Corner.

“For many reasons changing the zoning is a bad idea. It is not needed as many commercial parcels south of Pawling Village remain empty or undeveloped. The environmental damage caused by commercial development would be catastrophic. The vast majority of residents in the area oppose this rezoning.”

Hiller Brook is a trout breeding stream which runs through Hurd’s Corner.

“I believe that it is important to protect our most vital of natural resources, our drinking Water.”

Appalachian Trail stepover and the Hurd’s Corner water tower.

“I am pro small business. I would like to see the business spaces already available in commercially zoned areas filled before a residential area is rezoned. I don't want to see all of route 22 within the town of Pawling turn into a commercial strip for several reasons. Its rural nature, once lost, is gone forever. The residents who bought and built their homes there stand to have what is, in most cases, the largest investment of their lives devalued and the nature of their properties changed. There are sensitive environmental issues I fear may fall through the cracks, as often happens with development projects, despite all the promises. Until we can see a transparent accounting of the town's budget, how much tax revenue is brought in from businesses and residents and how it's being spent, I'm not convinced rezoning would benefit more than a handful of property owners.”

A tractor bringing hay to the livestock near Hurd’s Corner.

“The town of Pawling already has an expanding commercial strip south of the village on Rt 22. I see no reason that the area bordering Rt 22 north of the village needs to allow for more commercial development, especially given the Greenway there. To date this is a bucolic corridor that many Pawling citizens would like to preserve in hopes that Rt 22 doesn't become as built-up as Rt 7 south of New Milford or the Rt 9 corridor from Fishkill to Poughkeepsie. I think a line needs to be drawn--and enforced--here, and I endorse the efforts of the three local supporting organizations to protect this area from commercial development.”

Hiller Brook as it runs along side North Quaker Hill Road.

“Pawling is beautiful, let's keep it that way. I have many friends that live in that area. These are proud homeowners that worked hard to buy the American Dream, home ownership. They chose the area because of the beauty of the surroundings. Ask yourself this, why did the person that is trying to have their property re-zoned to commercial buy?”

The Hurd's Corner Civic Association is dedicated to providing a supportive community to encourage communication and education among individuals who live in the area around Hurd’s Corner Road. Hurd's Corners is a special critical environmental area with several ponds, streams, wetlands, the Appalachian Trail and Pawling Nature Reserve. There are also several historically significant homes in the area around Hurd’s Corner.

Dear Concerned Citizens and Organizations, Protect Pawling Coalition and Hurd's Corner Civic Association Members,

Thank you for your petition support!!!!

Our Goals, Mission, Intention

What have the Protect Pawling Coalition and the Hurd's Corner Civic Association Members been doing over the summer?

We continue to have meetings and phone calls with environmental organizations in New York and Connecticut, some of which will become parties of interest in the SEQR process as a "Positive Declaration" is determined. The Full SEQR Environmental Assessment Form will be required since clearly one or more significant adverse environmental impacts will result from a zone change from residential to a commercial near the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (U.S. National Park Service)

How You Can Help!

Please Ask ONE more person to visit to sign the petition and bring our petition supporters number to over 400.

What is New?

THANK YOU AGAIN! All of this progress was made possible with the help of our nearly 400 "Save the Greenway" petition signers/supporters.

Mark Chipkin - President, Bob Reilly - Vice President
Hurd's Corner Civic Association

Please contact us with any questions, suggestions or information.

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