Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Vote Scheduled on Rezoning for GWL Waterfront Parcel

A standing room only crowd packed North Hempstead Town Hall last night as the town board moved forward on an application to build a 60-unit condominium apartment building on the Glenwood Landing Waterfront (GWL) just south of the GWL Power Station.

The board accepted the Planning Department's “findings” on an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that had been previously accepted. The findings clarify various aspects of the EIS that the town's experts believe may require additional information. Acceptance of the findings cleared the way to hear the application to rezone the property from industrial use to multi-family residential use. The hearing was held, comments were taken, and the hearing was closed. A vote was scheduled for Wednesday, September 13.

Late last week the town received a letter from Glen Cove Mayor Ralph Suozzi stating that the city is currently assessing its development needs and that, for the foreseeable future, sewer hook ups from locations outside of Glen Cove would not be accommodated. TNH has said that if the sewer hookup is not possible, the project cannot be built. Moments before voting to accept the findings, the board received extensive written comments critical of the findings from the Town of Oyster Bay.

More to come...

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