I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the Levittown Property Owners Association, including president Jim Morrow, secretary Daphne Rus (and her husband Vlad), Gary Fisch and other board members who led the fight against Josato, Inc. (formerly Terra Homes) at the Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals hearing a few weeks ago. Many Levittown residents who also voiced their objections to Josato's proposed development joined the LPOA at the hearing.
The owners of Josato, Inc., who didn't learn when to stop after their first defeat in 1984 (also thanks to the same LPOA, its boards members and residents of Levittown) tried once again to build houses that are out of character, out of place and on undersized lots on the Old Motor Parkway property. Once again, thanks to the determination of the LPOA they were defeated at the Board of Zoning Appeals.
I appreciate that the LPOA keeps issues concerning the LPRD (Levittown Planned Residence District) in focus. The LPRD was designed to maintain the physical character of Levittown, such as minimum lot size and maximum building heights for new construction, which in turn protects our quality of life by barring the construction of oversized houses on undersized lots. Without community opposition to zoning variance requests, the Town Board of Zoning Appeals would have no choice but to grant these requests. The LPOA time, and time again has appeared at the BZA to fight for the integrity of the LPRD.