Marine Park Residents Against Overbuilding
Marine Park Civic Association
PO Box 66 Ryder Station
718 336 7343
Marine Park Civic represents the community as a whole. We believe that zoning regulations are essential for protecting the rights of home owners and businesses, and ensure a high quality of life for all Marine Park residents. Unfortunately, these zoning regulations are being challenged by a facility located at 2899 Nostrand Ave. The facility wants to incorporate a high school and college on its premises, and is seeking huge variances to enlarge its space from 5,440 sq. ft. to 27,200 sq. ft. To accomplish this goal they want to convert a (1) one story building into a (5) five story building, build up to property lines, have on-site parking regulations waived, and increase its certificate of occupancy to 940 people. The neighbors are opposed to these variances for many reasons: the risk of damage to their homes and sewers due to pile driving, possible diminished resale value of their homes, traffic congestion, noise levels, and air pollution, loss of sunlight/ventilation, and infringement on privacy. This concerns us all, because if it is allowed to happen in one part of Marine Park it could happen in another. We will send these petitions to our local elected officials, CB18, and the Board of Standards and Appeals. Keep informed through our website (www.marineparkcivic.com) or face book page.