West Hempstead community slams housing plan

Some West Hempstead residents are voicing concerns over a proposed plan to build townhouses in the area, saying that the location is not right for

WEST HEMPSTEAD - Some West Hempstead residents are voicing concerns over a proposed plan to build townhouses in the area, saying that the location is not right for the project. Since 1996, Anthony Ferrantello has been using a tract of land to house his home building business, but in the current economic climate, he decided to put his property to a better use and build about 60 apartments. However, community leaders like Rosalie Norton, of the West Hempstead Civic Association, say Ferrantello's property is just not the right location for apartments, and the space would be better used as a commuter parking lot."You have off-site management, you have over-density, you have nothing that's attractive about the building or the site itself," Norton says. Ferrantello insists that young professionals and seniors will like the idea of living so close to the train station. He also says the appearance of the site will be improved with more greenery. The developers hope to have the modified plan for the project complete in the next three weeks. If they get the town's approval, they expect to break ground next spring.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Charles Bottitta, who lives on Hawkins Road, says 1 Brookhaven Highway Dept. accused of targeted harassment
The Homeland Security Department released memos outlining plans 2 DACA program in-tact while LI schools struggle for funds
Long Islanders are showing love for Makenzie Cadmus, 3 'Butterfly baby' Makenzie Cadmus turns 1
On Monday, there were 11 phoned-in bomb threats 4 FBI probes threats targeting Jewish Community Centers
The Homeland Security Department released memos outlining plans 5 White House expands deportation policies

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE