Neighbors in Elwood voice concerns over housing complex proposal

The proposed 55 and older complex called the Seasons at Elwood would be built on the 37-acre Oak Tree Dairy property on Elwood Road. It would include 360 condos. (6/18/14)

ELWOOD - Many Elwood residents who live near a proposed housing complex site say their neighborhood is not big enough to accommodate the influx of traffic to the area.

The proposed 55 and older complex called the Seasons at Elwood would be built on the 37-acre Oak Tree Dairy property on Elwood Road. It would include 360 condos.

An attorney representing the proposal's developers says the Seasons would be the ideal place for seniors to call home. It would include a clubhouse, a pool, a gym and a theater.

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Nearby homeowner Ronnie Bohrer says Elwood Road is already a heavily used roadway that connects to the Long Island Expressway and Northern State Parkway. She says more housing here would slow traffic to a crawl.

“This is a two-lane road. It's not a highway,” Bohrer told News 12.

The homeowners' concerns were addressed during a Huntington Town Board meeting Tuesday night.

Developers say any traffic problems could be solved with a turning lane and synchronized traffic lights.

A final decision is expected from the town board within the next 90 days.

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