Written by Wendy Karpel Kreitzman Friday, 12 August 2011 00:00
Although a proposed DEIS (draft environmental impact statement) was recently filed for the proposed development called “100 Clover Drive” (located behind the Versailles apartment building on Old Mill Road and behind some Great Neck Estates homes), the DEIS was not accepted at the Aug. 4, Village of Great Neck Board of Appeals meeting. The board, village consultants, and the village attorney Stephen Limmer determined that there were still some open issues in the DEIS. These issues must be addressed before the public hearing can continue.
The bulk of this property is located within the Village of Great Neck, while a small piece lies within the boundaries of Great Neck Estates. The Village of Great Neck has been named lead agency.
The applicant, Old Mill LLC, owner for the premises located at 100 Clover Drive, is required to satisfy all open comments before the public hearing can continue. It was anticipated that the DEIS might be complete and ready for the zoning board’s September meeting. Once the DEIS is complete, and accepted, public comment will be invited.
The applicant is seeking variances in order to subdivide a 3.104-acre parcel, which is partially within the Residence A District of the Village of Great Neck and partially within the Residence B District of the Village of Great Neck Estates. Currently, one dwelling is located on this property, the piece which is located in Great Neck Estates. The proposal is to divide the property into 12 parcels, 11 of which are located in the Village of Great Neck.
These 11 proposed houses would not have street frontage onto a public street and this will need a variance. One building would need a variance regarding lot depth. Also, one building would need variances regarding the actual footprint of the building, including such issues as shape of the lot, depth, and rear and side yard issues.
Paul Bloom, attorney for the applicant, spoke briefly at the start of the hearing. Mr. Bloom said that he had no presentation at this time, but was waiting for the zoning board to “take some action.” He said that his client needed “board determination” in order to proceed.
Zoning Board Chairman Dennis Grossman and Mr. Limmer explained that revisions would be required before the proposed DEIS could be accepted. Once those issues are addressed, the DEIS will be accepted and the variance requests will be ready for public review.