Friday, 13 May 2011 00:00
Garden City residents demonstrated their leadership and example last week by voting down a proposed bond authorization to demolish the venerable St. Paul’s School. Now that the threat of razing has been dashed for the time being, it is important that village officials work with civic, preservation and business leaders to develop a realistic plan to ensure preservation of this iconic and historic structure. Municipal and public/private re-development scenarios should be reasonably assessed and a viable plan selected. The longer the future of this complex remains unresolved, the more uncertain its ultimate preservation. Now is the time to get to work. Based on the collective efforts conducted to defeat this demolition proposal, I am betting on the residents again rising to the top to solve this important challenge. Long Island is rooting for you!
John D. Cameron, Jr.
Chairman, Long Island Regional Planning Council