While we appreciate the Town’s efforts for the above 1991 upzoning, we still do not understand why the Town decided to do spot upzoning rather than a blanket upzoning of the whole Hamlet since it lies entirely within the Town-defined Critical Environmental Area. It should be noted that, despite all the landowners involved in the above upzoning, there was no opposition from anyone, only support at the public hearing. Several times since the 1991 upzoning, the BVA has reiterated its request to the Department of Planning, to no avail, to have all remaining parcels two acres and larger in the South Shore Critical Environmental Area upzoned to A2.
3. Preserved land in hands of Town, County, State and Federal Governments
Despite the loss of the Post Point Farm to development, during this past decade, there have been many positive accomplishments for our community, including the following:
|County purchased the Robinson Duck Farm.||Town purchased the 18-acre former Saltaire property.||Former Saltaire Property became the Fire Place Nature Preserve.||440-acres within the Hamlet were upzoned.||County acquired the former Hawes Property.||Former Hawes Property became the Dennis Puleston Nature Preserve.||Post Morrow Foundation announced intent to preserve Beaver Dam Creek.||NYS legislature enacted BVA idea – the South Shore Estuary Reserve Act.|