Smithtown residents worry proposed parking lot expansion would create flooding risk, traffic
Smithtown residents are angered about a proposed expansion of a new parking lot.
Timothy J. Mattimore, a lawyer for the owner of the building at 444 Route 111, asked the Board of Zoning Appeals to delay considering its permit application for more parking space until they can gather more information, including from the people who live in the neighborhood.
"We're not planning on hurting your neighborhood," Mattimore said.
Those who live near the building say they don't want to see any expansion.
They tell News 12 they are worried it would mean losing the barrier of the woods between their homes and the buildings - which could pose a flooding risk and more traffic.
"Once they cut all that down, we don't we don't know whose going to come down there," says Steve Matteo, of Smithtown. "That's where we live, that's my backyard."
Mattimore says he is willing to talk to anyone about problems they have with the proposed development and work to solve those problems.
The application for the town to consider the parking lot expansion application will be brought up again on Jan. 24.