Don’t Change The Zoning Law Protect Our Neighborhood
We recently received a letter from Weber Law Group LLP stating a developer recently purchased 25 Lambert Street, a residential property on the northwest comer of Lambert Street and Madison Place. They plan to remove the existing residence at 25 Lambert Street and combine that property with 154 Mineola Avenue and propose a retail building. By doing this they would need to change the zoning laws, which was put in place by our community. As you know, Roslyn Heights is becoming younger and many families have little kids whom love to play in the residential streets. By changing the zoning map, we are making it more of a hazardous condition for our kids. Last year, a child was nearly run down by a speeding car. We placed multiple calls prior and during the summer recess to have a "dead end" and "children at play" sign placed. After finally being installed, though improved slightly, the drivers still continue to ignore the signs and drive recklessly down the block, thinking they could cut through the traffic on Mineola Ave. The proposal plan is to open up a dead end street for trucks to drive down, which will only increase the dangerous problem we already face on a daily basis.
Below is the letter we received from the attorney. We need our community's support to help preserve the residential areas of our neighborhood. Please help me spread the word, by forwarding this petition to everybody you know in our community. We need to stand together and gather as many signatures as we can.
Thank you for your attention on this very important matter.
October 20, 2016
We are the attorneys for Napoleon Prime Properties LLC, the owner of 154 Mineola Avenue, which is the commercial property situated on the comer of Mineola Avenue and Lambert Street, currently occupied by the School of Rock. The School of Rock will be vacating the property in 2017. The existing building cannot be leased in its current condition so, to avoid the potential of a vacant and deteriorating structure, Napoleon is applying to the Town for approval to remove the existing building and build a new retail building on the property. Additionally, Napoleon recently purchased 25 Lambert Street, the residential property on the northwest comer of Lambert Street and Madison Place. Napoleon plans to remove the existing residence at 25 Lambert Street and combine that property with 154 Mineola Avenue so that its proposed retail building can be best situated on the combined properties.
Napoleon is working with a distinguished Long Island architecture film to design a retail building which will be a significant improvement from the current School of Rock building. Additionally, Napoleon is well-known for the quality of its construction work and for being a good neighbor in the areas in which it builds. You can learn more about Napoleon at www.napoleondevelopment.com.
The Town has not yet scheduled a public hearing on Napoleon's application. As required, in advance of the public hearing, we will send you an official notice with all of the information regarding the date, time, and location of that hearing. This letter is provided as a courtesy and to notify you of the application. You are welcome to contact me directly if you have any questions or would like additional information on the application. I can be reached by phone at 631-549-
2000 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.