Keep Trumansburg Flourishing: Support Housing in our Village

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Robert Thomas
4 years ago
Declining school enrollment and empty storefronts highlight the need for additional affordable housing in Trumansburg. While the project will generate significant school and local tax revenues, the school superintendent says that this project will not add to the school tax burden, and I can't see that maintaining a few hundred feet of additional street will add significantly to the village tax burden either. The project also seems to offer an additional option for seniors wishing to remain in the village. I understand the difficulty of building stand-alone affordable single family homes, and this project seems to be a reasonable compromise.

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Heather Mount
4 years ago
I think our community should be open and affordable to all families.

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Colleen Keifer
4 years ago
Everyone deserves a reasonable home!!

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Deirdre Weaver
4 years ago
Low income is often just a phase of life, often due to the added expense of having children, or the economic realities of being in debt from college or from a marriage ending. We all deserve to share in the benefits of such a great area and not just be limited by income.

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Bryan Root
4 years ago
I have seen a project like this succeed in other communities and agree that we need to maintain economic diversity in our village. I was impressed by the archetect's proposal and, while I feel for those who are directly adjacent to this new development, I think we could do much worse.

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John Suter
4 years ago
This is exactly the kind of high-quality affordable and market-rate housing our communities need in order to flourish!

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Catherine Rossiter
4 years ago
Tompkins needs to support a diverse population and currently it is unaffordable.

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Emily Adams
4 years ago
I live in a 2-story, 4-bedroom rental house on Garrett Road, and there are no stores or restaurants within walking distance. I don't mind, right now, because I am in good health and have a car. But when I am older, that might not be the case. I would love to be able to move to a smaller, ground-floor home within the village of Trumansburg in my senior years. My husband and I are both self-employed and we have no savings or pension, so I really don't know if we will ever be able to buy a home, unless it is through a project like this.
If there are neighbors around Hamilton Square who are worried that I might be "riff raff," I can supply references and home-baked cookies. Maybe someone should organize a social gathering? It is easy to be afraid of people and situations that are unfamiliar. I hope everyone will find the courage to make room in their hearts and their neighborhood for this development.

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Wendy Jones
4 years ago
I agree with making affordable housing available.

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Victoria Armstrong
4 years ago
I used to live in Trumansburg and I love its small town charm. I am also thrilled to see it growing and succeeding, with more and more viable retail and services along Main Street. Divisiveness is not the way forward. This project appears to be an excellent opportunity for Trumansburg to sustain its vitality and its relevance as a great place to live for all. The proposed housing is also on the bus route and is even bikeable in and out of Ithaca via the Black Diamond Trail. That is the type of thinking and smart development we need in this county. Kudos to the planners and supporters involved.