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Letter to the Editor

Parking and traffic along Main Street in Port Washington are major and growing problems. Plans for the four-story building at 299 Main St. corner Shore Road, already a congested traffic spot will worsen the problem.

The Port Washington News (March 16) states in part that the Board of Zoning Appeals of North Hempstead granted variances for 14 rental units of 700 square feet with nine off-street parking spaces. A factor of 1.5 cars per apartment will generate 21 cars or more. The above exceed existing ordinances of maximum number of apartments for the lot and building sizes, exceed 55 percent of the property for the building "footprint", the number of permitted apartments and the number of required parking spaces.

Additional parking spaces are being sought by the developer from the Town for use of the adjacent parking lot entered from Shore Road, by the building tenants. This lot is part of the waterside path near the Town Dock with music and recreation facilities. It was never intended for private profit but for the public pleasure.


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