Chapter 5: Social Infrastructure

Several community resources and land uses provide important community services that make Moravia livable and allow the Village to thrive. Schools, parks, hospitals, and community events are examples of the services and opportunities that collectively comprise a community’s Social Infrastructure. This Chapter will review the Social Infrastructure (recreational, cultural, and historic resources) of Moravia and take a detailed look at what makes Moravia a special place. Topics discussed in this Chapter include:

  • 5.1 Parks, Open Space, & Recreational Resources (Moravia Central School District; Ettinger Field; Ethel Fuller Park; Trails; Water Access; Maintenance & Preservation; Emerging Trends; Connectivity).
  • 5.2 Cultural Resources (Cayuga Owasco Lake Historical Society; St. Matthew’s Fall Festival; Christmas in Moravia; Fillmore Days; Fillmore Auto Show).
  • 5.3 Historic Resources (State & National Historic Registers; Historic Districts; Preserving Historic Resources).

Why isthis important?

  • In addition to providing basic services, Social Infrastructure establishes quality of life. Communities with strong Social Infrastructure are healthier, happier, and more vibrate. These communities have an easier time retaining residents and attracting employers.

What are the takeaways?

  • Social Infrastructure is one of Moravia’s strengths, establishing the Village as a desirable place to live and visit.
  • Investment in Social Infrastructure is an investment in the future of a community. But not all investments in Social Infrastructure are monetary. Preserving the resources we already have can take the form of sound planning guidelines and zoning regulations; volunteer groups to maintain and promote resources; or simply expressing community pride, kindness, and hospitality.
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