Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 10 December 2010 00:00
At the Thursday, Dec. 2 meeting of the Nassau County Planning Commission, the comment period on the 2010 Nassau County Master Plan was extended from Dec. 1 to Jan. 20, 2011. A second public hearing on the plan was also scheduled for 10 a.m. on Jan. 20 in the Legislative Chamber of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building.
Several speakers, including Howard Avrutine, director of the Birchwood Civic Association and counsel to the Cerro Wire Coalition, attended the meeting to present their comments on aspects of the Master Plan to the commission. The Cerro Wire Coalition is opposed to the inclusion of the Taubman Company’s mall project in the appendix in the plan, which was discussed, though not finalized, at the previous meeting of the commission on Nov. 18.
In a letter to the editor printed in The Syosset-Jericho Tribune on Dec. 3, Warren Church, chairman of the Cerro Wire Coalition Alternate Development Committee, noted that the coalition believes that their alternate development plan for the property should appear in the finished version of the master plan, as opposed to Taubman’s project.
However, since a public hearing was not scheduled for that day, the commission scheduled a second public hearing for Jan. 20 and then resumed regular business, which included subdivision applications for properties in Roosevelt and Farmingdale, and a zoning referral review.