GN Village Faces More Subdivisions
With a proposal for a subdivision at the old Wesey gardening center site on Steamboat Road already before the public, the Village of Great Neck now faces yet two more subdivisions. At the village's July 20 planning board meeting, in addition to the Wesey project at 72 Steamboat Road, the board also heard requests for subdivisions at 55 Steamboat Road and at 11 Willow Lane.
Kings Point Trustees Hear Arguments
The eventual fate of the former Cohan property has become a high stakes, multi-dimensional drama with the value of ''open space'' pitted against private development, the ''communal good'' weighed against individual rights, and historical preservation versus ''progress.'' Also at issue is whether the intention to develop the parcel in question as a passive park could be carved in stone, protected into perpetuity and whether such a usage justifies the ''taking'' of the land. Simmering resentments of neighbors adjacent to Steppingstone Park have flared into angry complaints while other nearby residents praise the park district for having addressed many of the problems of parking, traffic and unwelcome sounds. It is about conflicting dreams and visions for the property.
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