Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Developer Requests May 16 Zoning Variance Hearing for Glenwood Landing Waterfront Apartments

Glen Harbor Partners has requested a hearing date of Wednesday, May 16, for its application to the Town of North Hempstead Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) for variances in connection with the apartment building proposed for the Glenwood Landing Waterfront south of the Glenwood Landing Power Station.

According to the ZBA application, three height-related variances are needed to build the project as proposed: a one-story variance to permit a four-story structure; a two-foot, four-inch height variance for all of the structure except the elevator builkhead; and a six-foot, one-inch variance for the elevator builkhead on the street side of the building.

Last fall, when the town board heard the application to rezone the property from industrial use to multi-family residential use, the board noted that a variance would be need to permit ground-level parking under the building. Subsequently, the town passed a regulation permitting underground parking. Thus, a variance for parking beneath the building is no longer necessary.

At that time, the height of the building appeared to be within the height permited by town code; the need for a variance to permit four stories was identified.

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