On February 4, 2014 the Town of Oyster Bay held a public meeting to hear the thoughts and possible concerns of local residents about the proposed development Country Pointe at Plainview!
The project would be built on 143 acres of land currently owned by Charles Wang (an area that many might know as Soccer Park) and as currently drawn-up consist of various types of housing, 46 acres of open space and a ShopRite supermarket.
The meeting, held at the Howard B. Mattlin Middle School and lasting about eight hours, spilled over from the auditorium into the cafeteria and was at times quite contentious as local residents voiced approval and/or concern over a variety of matters including the density of the proposed project, the impact on traffic flows, potential effect on the area schools, possible tax implications and an overall change to the character of the area.
The project developer, Michael Dubb from the firm Mile Development, did his best to assuage any concerns and said that he was willing to discuss the density issue that was also voiced by Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto.
‘While Venditto said he wanted a downsized project, he said the town had flexibility to change the restrictions on the property.
“We’re working with what I’ve been calling a tabula rasa,” he said. “A white sheet of paper. We’re starting all over again. We’re not bound by any of the prior agreements, covenants, restrictions, zoning decisions rules or otherwise.”‘ (Source)
What do you think?
Whether you were at the meeting, had a chance to speak at the meeting or did not attend, if you live in the vicinity of Plainview located on the North Shore of Long Island you will likely have an opinion on this project.
We would like to offer you a venue to share what that might be.
Whatever your feeling we will pass them along to the developer so that they are further aware of the local sentiment both good and bad.
Simply leave your thoughts in the comments section below!
Did you know this about title insurance in New York?