The Town Board will have a public hearing May 10 a measure further limiting the expansion of apartment building development and their effect on parking.
Supervisor Ed Smyth proposed the measure, which he would clarify the rules regarding parking requirements relative to a proposed conversion of existing multi-story structures within 300 feet of municipal parking lots to residential use on the upper floor(s); to control the expansion of apartments in Huntington Village.
“We want to close this potentially devastating loophole in our Town Code and give applicants the clear guidance that our downtown areas are open for business, culture and economic investment, not the rampant overdevelopment of apartment buildings with no parking,” Smyth said. “Apartment developers can no longer rely on municipal parking lots to satisfy their off-street parking requirements.”
The Town Board will convene at 2 p.m. on May 10. Other public hearings include measures:
- Amending the Uniform Traffic Code of the Town of Huntington, Chapter 2, Article IV, §2-7, Schedule G. RE: Todd Court – Huntington Station – Stop Signs; to add a Stop Sign on Todd Court for westbound traffic at the East Service Road of New York Avenue.
- Amending the Uniform Traffic Code of the Town of Huntington, Chapter 2, Article IV, §2-7, Schedule G. RE: Michael Lane – Huntington Station – Stop Signs; to add a Stop Sign on Michael Lane for westbound traffic at Lodge Avenue.
- Amending the Uniform Traffic Code of the Town of Huntington, Chapter 2, Article I, §2-1, Schedule A. RE: Centershore Road at Mill Dam Road – Centerport – Traffic Signal; to remove a flashing yellow/red signal at Centershore Road and Mill Dam Road, after a traffic study determined it would no longer be necessary due to the installation of an all-way stop earlier in 2022.
- Authorizing various actions be taken upon certain properties designated as blighted in accordance with Chapter 156, Article VII, § 156-60 (Blighted Property).
- Amending the Code of the Town of Huntington Chapter 198 (Zoning), Article VI (Historic Landmarks and Districts), § 198-40.2 (Historic Preservation Commission); to streamline operations, provide savings to taxpayers, and lengthen the notification period to ensure property owners are notified of Historic Preservation Commission proceedings that may affect their interests, such as historic landmark designations or the establishment of an historic district, by replacing the costly certified mail with return receipt requested process with regular mail and a certified Post Office certificate of mailing, a procedure currently in use in Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) proceedings, and extending the minimum mailing period to notify affected property owners from 15 days to 20 days.