Town of Oyster Bay rejects change to zoning plan for homeless shelter in Jericho

Residents of Jericho are celebrating the end of plans for a homeless shelter in the area.

News 12 Staff

May 12, 2022, 9:57 PM

Updated 711 days ago

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Residents of Jericho are celebrating the end of plans for a homeless shelter in the area.
The owner of the vacant former Hampton Inn wanted to turn the location into a temporary residence for up to 80 families.
The plan was to provide them with social services, including educational opportunities for children.
The Town of Oyster Bay refused to give the necessary change in zoning for the plan to go through following community outrage.
"It's about protecting the community and protecting the rights of our zoning laws, and we couldn't let a bad precedent be set that would turn the town on its ear," says Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino.
The settlement agreement allows the owner of the former hotel to reopen the venue as a typical hotel.


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