Roslyn Heights residents voice frustration over gas station expansion plan
Dozens of Roslyn Heights residents packed a meeting Tuesday to voice their opposition to a plan that would expand a gas station in the area.
The plan involves transforming a Mobil Gas Station and abandoned restaurant on Willis Avenue into a new gas station with a Bolla Market and drive-thru Tim Hortons.
The proposal would affect the area of Willis Avenue just south of the Long Island Expressway service road.
Many people living in the nearby community says the project will increase traffic and negatively affect their quality of life.
Bolla Management President Harry Singh was also on hand at Tuesday's meeting. He says he has been in communication with residents since February 2020 and that he has reduced the number of gas pumps from nine to six. He said that the proposal would transform an abandoned property into something that could actually serve the community.
Developers promised there would be a change to the character in the neighborhood, saying what is there is dated and abandoned.