Saturday, March 31, 2007

Lundy Hearing Closed, Comments Still Accepted on Environmental Impact Statement

The Town of Oyster Bay (TOB) hearing on the application to rezone the old Lundy site on the south side of Glen Head Road just west of the railroad tracks near Dumond Place in Glen Head has been closed. The applicant seeks a change in zone from industrial use to residential use.

Comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) filed in connection with the property will be accepted until April 27. A copy of the DEIS should be available at the Gold Coast Library.

The TOB hearing held earlier this week lasted until after midnight, with a wide range of opinions expressed. The Glenwood / Glen Head Civic Association stressed the importance of setting aside open space in any site plan filed in connection with the site and emphasized the need to address traffic congestion and visibility at the corner of Dumond Place and Glen Head Road should the zoning change be granted and the project proposed for the site be constructed.

The Todd Estates Civic Association has taken the lead on the application, as Todd Estates borders the north side of the property. After much discussion and outreach, the Todd Estates Civic Association has expressed the view that residential development with the lowest density achievable is preferable to maintaining the current zoning and facing the possibility of a new industrial development.

The applicant proposes 15 single-family homes in an R1-7 District and 41 new townhouse units in a Multi-Family Residential District. Waste would be transported to the sewage treatment plant in Glen Cove via a private sewer line.

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