Why Can't The ToNH Get It Right!

The Town Of North Hempsteads rezoning proposal has problems from the start. There are just too many questions going unanswered. It is just not fair.

Several weeks ago the Town of North Hempstead held what many in attendance felt was going to be an informative meeting and presentation about possible proossed changes to parts of Main Street. 

Unfortunately the ToNH did not feel an informative presentation was important.  This seemd to surprise those in attendance who clearly expected more from the ToNH panel. At this point I am not in favor or against anythng that was propossed due to the lack of information and important facts. I feel that everyone concerned was bamboozeled by the poorly run meeting. Compounding my anger was the terrible video which the Town decided to post on line. The very poor quality and edited version of the meeting was an insult to those who wanted but could not be at the meeting or those who had to leave early.   

Judging from the blogs and comments on the Patch there seems to be a lot of problems along Main Street which should be looked into before residents can expect a rezoning or beautification project to go through and be successful.  Residents have expressed their concerns about traffic, garbage, parking and other issues which will only get worse if left as they are. These are problems which should be targeted before the Town can expect a rezoning proposal would look favorable to residents. It has become quite clear that residents take this proposal more seriously then the ToNh does.

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jonathan winant October 04, 2012 at 09:30 PM
Local Resident I find it hard the believe that there were never any zoning laws relavant to building height, type of use and other stipulations. Maybe the codes and building regulations have changed.
NH tax payer October 05, 2012 at 03:29 AM
Records show : Any action or decision involving TNH, is either flawed, illegal , or corrupt.
Local Resident October 05, 2012 at 11:59 AM
Not that it is very important to the discussion regarding Main Street, but why is it hard to believe that at some point there were no zoning laws in Port Washington? Houston, TX still does not have zoning regulations, yet buildings still have to conform to building codes. Zoning and building codes are two completely different things. So, although I am not certain when zoning laws went into effect in Port, when I say "relatively new" I am talking maybe within the last 50-60 years.
Local Resident October 05, 2012 at 12:06 PM
In addition, the current 4-story building alongs Main Street are not really the problem or the main issue with the "Model Blocks" proposal. These buildings exist and they are not going anywhere. We have no problem with the existing buildings. The problem and main issue regarding Model Blocks is the rezoning proposal that would allow other properties that are currently one and two stories, the ability to build up to three stories with residential on the top two floors. The rezoning discussion should not be about the existing density along Main Street (although we are one of the most dense towns on Long Island), the discussion should be about adding to that density.
jonathan winant October 07, 2012 at 09:54 PM
The issue is about adding to the density but unfortunately the ToNH wants us to believe that they have it all figured out. Big B. S. and this is why they would not entertain having a full presentation with all of the fact in line and the proper agencies present to answer some of the most important questions.


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