A group opposing a zoning change for a condominium project in Elwood will attend Tuesday's Huntington Town Board meeting to show their opposition. The group, Preserving Elwood Now, is associated with the Greater Huntington Civic Group which opposed the Avalon Bay development.
Plans to develop a 444 unit senior community at the site of Oak Tree Dairy on Elwood Road are currently under review with the planning board. A petition posted by the PEN Group on Change.org claims that granting the requested zoning change from R-40 (1 acre) to R-RM will "dramatically increase traffic in an already congested area, increase noise pollution, negatively impact the Greenlawn Water District’s pricing and its recharge basins, initiate contention between residents with and without school age children and set a rezoning precedent that would forever change the visual character and quality of life in our town."
There is no hearing scheduled on the Oak Tree condo development project for Tuesday's Town Board meeting. The following are the hearings scheduled:
1. Consider adopting Local Law Introductory No. 21-2012, amending he Uniform Traffic Code of the Town of Huntington, Chapter 2, Article IV, §2-7, Schedule G. (Local Law Introductory No. 21-2012).
2. Consider issuing a Certificate of Approval in an Historic District Re: 55 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor – Cold Spring Harbor Historic District (Oyster Bay Management, LLC, SCTM #0400-063.00-02.00- 006.000).
3. Consider adopting Local Law Introductory No. 22-2012, amending the Code of the Town of Huntington, Chapter 198 (Zoning), Article I (General Provisions, Article IV (Commercial Districts) and Article XIV (Signs and Advertising Devices). (Local Law Introductory No. 22-2012).
4. Consider adopting Local Law Introductory No. 20-2012, considering Zone Change Application #2010-ZM-384, Post TimeRealty, Inc., to change the Zoning from R-5 Residence District and C-6 General Business District to C-6 General Business District for properties on the north side of Railroad Street, west of Greenlawn-Broadway, Greenlawn, SCTM #0400-106-01-034 and 035. (Local Law Introductory No. 20-2012).
Among the resolutions on the agenda:
AUTHORIZE the establishment of a Memorial Statue and Garden in honor and memory of Victoria Gaines at the playground at Heckscher Park.
ENACTMENT: ADOPT the proposed fare changes for the Huntington Area Rapid Transit (HART) System.
See the full Dec. 18 Town Board agenda attached to this article as a PDF.