8. Coastal Area and 100-year Floodplain.
After the devastating Hurricane Andrew hit the Florida coast in 1992, insurance companies began to redline coastal districts including much of the area covered in this study. We feel that this is another reason to upzone the entire CEA to at least A2 and that no new development should be allowed within the 100-year floodplain.
9. No Commercial Centers Between Bellport and Shirley.
A concern that residents of South Haven and Brookhaven share is the potential commercialization of the area south of Sunrise Highway between Bellport and Shirley. The trend seems to be endless strip malls following Sunrise Highway east from New York City. Commercial development of this area would be costly to the Economic Development Zone in Bellport and to the already devastated J3 area near exit 58 in Shirley. Commercial development would also put pressure on the State to add a service road on the south side of Sunrise Highway, which would be totally inappropriate for the Carmans River area.
We also specifically recommend that the lots to the east and behind the existing J2 area along the south side of Montauk Highway, SCTM# 0200-932-03 lots 14.1, 18.1and 18.2, and SCTM4 0200-902-04 lots 1,2,3 remain residential.
10. Remove J2 from Wertheim Wildlife Refuge property on southeast corner of Yaphank Avenue and Montauk Highway. See Plate 5.