Zoning Change Review Projects
550 Stewart Acquisitions LLC is requesting a zoning change or amendment with respect to property located in the Village's R-T Zoning District, at 555 Stewart Avenue, to permit a multiple dwelling building at the property. The Zoning Change Review Committee reviewed this application for many months. The property is a 4.5 acre lot which is presently vacant and unsightly. Details of the proposed 150 unit multiple residence building, inclusive of 15 affordable rental units, are included in the Committee’s report and recommendation to the Board of Trustees. All application documents are on file, and available, at Village Hall.
The Committee’s report concludes that the proposal is a reasonable one under all circumstances and recommends the Village amends the RT zone regulation to allow such development, provided that the Board of Trustees grants a special permit for the development and that the site plan for the development be approved by the Village.
This project, if approved, will continue the Village’s compliance with its affordable housing obligations. For the Board of Trustees to proceed with the review of these proposals and to obtain public input, several public hearings are required. Hearings were held Thursdays, March 22, 2018 and April 12, 2018 to consider the proposed local law to amend the Village’s RT Zone regulations, grant the applicant a special permit to construct the multi-family residence and grant the applicant site plan review. Those hearings are slated to continue Thursday, May 10, 2018.
The Village also sent a coordinated SEQRA (State Environmental Quality Review Act) review letter to all involved agencies seeking to designate the Board of Trustees lead agency for SEQRA review. The Nassau County Planning Commission has no objections to the Board designating itself lead agency. At the April 12, 2018 Board meeting, Trustees unanimously voted to declare itself lead agency.