Monday, July 24, 2006

Fighting Words Against GWL Condos

Glenwood Landing resident Sally Sotirovich is calling for a grassroots campaign to oppose the 60-unit condominium apartment building proposed for Hempstead Harbor in the North Hempstead portion of Glenwood Landing.

In a recent email message circulated to many people who attended a standing room only zoning hearing last Tuesday at North Hempstead Town Hall, Ms. Sotirovich said she supported the “yes” option: that is, no action on the application submitted by the developer, Glen Harbor Partners.

The hearing has been held over to Tuesday, August 22, at 7:30 p.m. in North Hempstead Town Hall, 220 Plandome Road, Manhasset. It is very important for as man people as possible to attend this hearing to show their concern and to express their views. Contact Town Hall to confirm the time and date (869-7700).

The “yes,” or “no action” option would leave the property as it is—at least for the time being. “We would rather live with the site in its current state than lose it forever, as we will if a condo is built,” Ms. Sitirovich said in the message. “While we understand that at present there may be no funding to clean up the site and convert it to a park space, we are willing to wait until this is a possible option.”

A portion of the land is already owned by the Town of North Hempstead (TNH). If the zoning application to change the use of the property from industrial to residential is approved, this land would be sold to the developer.

In the email message, Ms. Sotirovich said she wants every resident who lives between Roslyn and Glen Cove to know about the proposal and called for volunteers to help:

• set up a simple website and serve as webmaster;

• design a flyer and poster;

• distribute flyers and circulate petitions;

• donate special legal or other skills.

Ms. Sotirovich can be reached at NOGWLCONDOS@aol.com.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all of your time on this!!

George Stevens said...

What you are doing here is absolutely incredible. I read your site every morning and look forward to any and all useful information that you share with the community. I am spreading the word!