Proposed New Hyde Park apartments met with stern opposition

The plan called for apartments and retail space near the New Hyde Park LIRR station.

News 12 Staff

May 13, 2019, 7:19 PM

Updated 1,860 days ago

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A proposed four-story apartment complex in downtown New Hyde Park is being met with stern opposition.
The plan called for more than 70 rental units and ground-floor retail shops near the Long Island Rail Road station. It would be taller than other buildings, exceeding the village limits, and would require a special use permit.
The complex would be part of the village's "Station Plaza" plan to create a walkable downtown area once the LIRR's Third Track project is completed.
Cesar Trelles, of New Hyde Park, says the project is out of character for the village and will bring in too much traffic.
After facing objections from residents at a meeting last month, the village recently announced on its website that it will indefinitely postpone the developer's application, essentially halting the project. Mayor Lawrence Montreuil told News 12 by phone that the village is reconsidering its development plans and will seek more public input before going any further.
News 12 spoke with some residents and business owners who say they're in favor of downtown development; it just needs to be the right kind of development.
The developer and his attorney did not respond to a request for comment.


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