Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 18 September 2009 00:00
The Town of North Hempstead continues to debate the application by P.C. Richard and Sons to expand its store on 51 Northern Blvd., Greenvale.
At its Aug. 25 meeting, the board voted to continue discussing the application at its Sept. 29 meeting. This is the fifth time, the board has voted to extend debate and discussion of the matter.
At meetings held on Jan. 6, Jan. 27, April 29, and July 14 of this year, the board took up the application only to move it along to a future date.
P.C. Richard is seeking a change of zone from Residence B to Business B for the premises so that the existing 25,754 sq. ft. appliance store may be expanded to 44,089 sq. ft., and related construction of a 104-space parking lot also be undertaken.
At past meetings, representatives for P.C. Richard have maintained that such an expansion is necessary to increase the floor size of its Greenvale store, allowing it to be more competitive with similar appliance stores in the area.
Leading the opposition to the plan has been the Greenvale Civic Association, which has focused on traffic and safety concern. Members of the Village of East Hills board of trustees have also lent their opposition to the expansion plan, mostly on the same grounds.
At the Aug. 25 meeting, the TNH board also approved an ordinance to establish a handicapped parking space on the east side of Lipton Lane, north of Center Street, in Williston Park.
Earlier, at its Aug. 4 meeting, the Town of North Hempstead board approved a resolution, one regarding road improvements in Roslyn Heights.
The board adopted a resolution, one in where the Town would make a payment totaling $304,884,00 to Nassau County in connection with its condemnation of certain portions of parcels of property owned by the Town with respect to the improvement of Lincoln Avenue, Warner Avenue, Roslyn Road, and Round Hill Road, all located in Roslyn Heights. As part of the resolution, the Town reserves the right to negotiate a higher condemnation award for each parcel.
In other news, the TNH board approved a resolution authorizing the award of a contract for reconstruction of roads and drainage improvements for Oak Ridge Lane, Plainfield Road, Woodhollow Road, Hillvale Road, Berry Place, Hilltop Place and Lea Place, all located in Albertson.
Also at the August meeting of the Town of North Hempstead, the board voted to continue a hearing concerning an ordinance affecting the intersection of Willis Avenue and Coventry Avenue in Albertson.
The ordinance would establish a No Right Turn restriction for Willis Avenue onto Coventry Avenue, from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday; plus a No Commercial Vehicles, except local residential delivery, restriction on the south side of Coventry Avenue, east of Willis Avenue in Albertson.
The board will take up the matter again at its Sept. 28 meeting.