Groups to fight planned development i...

Groups to fight planned development in Middle Island

There are 16 comments on the Newsday story from Sep 24, 2008, titled Groups to fight planned development in Middle Island. In it, Newsday reports that:

Environmentalist and civic groups yesterday promised to fight a developer's plan to build a 135-unit "smart growth" community near the headwaters of the Carmans River that would include a 50,000-gallon sewage ...

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Two Cents

Yorktown Heights, NY

#1 Sep 24, 2008
..and who will be buying these homes? don't we have enough empty places for sale? foreclosed?
one word- moritorium
stop all new cconstruction. contractors should be the only group of people forced to leave long island, and take your illegal workforce with you..
WILKOS

North Brunswick, NJ

#2 Sep 24, 2008
it's time for that toolbag amper to find something else to do. he is just like burger boy richard kessel. move on moonshine. go take a nap. we are all tired of your antics.
Nesconset Resident

Melville, NY

#3 Sep 24, 2008
Keep tearing it up! That's right, destroy what's left of Long Island. Because, you know, open space is a terrible thing. Just wait until they finally reach wine country out there. Maybe then the [email protected]#$ will hit the fan?
Middle Island Resident

United States

#4 Sep 24, 2008
That location in which they choose to build is a pristine piece of woodlands in heart of Pine Barrens. They should focus on improvement of area's which are vacant and already cleared. Like an Example old KMart site accross from lake.
cowboy

San Antonio, TX

#5 Sep 24, 2008
The NIMBY machine is alive and well.

You can't move in and close the door behind you.

B***ching about sprawl on LI, now ther's an oxymoron.
Nesconset Resident

Melville, NY

#6 Sep 24, 2008
So, uh, Cowboy, are you suggesting that prior mistakes made are a precedent and should be perpetuated? That's really poor logic. It's time to close the spigot and start preserving what's left of Long Island. Besides, this economy is about to turn itself inside out. Who is going to be buying these properties?
cowboy

San Antonio, TX

#7 Sep 24, 2008
There really isn't anything "open" "left" on LI Nes, the developers own most of the open properties you see all around you. They bought it from the previous owners at top prices years ago. So it's open space - but owned by a developer.

Do you remember the horse stables just east of where K-Mart is? How about the huge nursery out there? The trees still stand in rows. Or when the apartments weren't on the lake. All gone - Why? Developers buying the property and well - developing it. The landowners are often cash poor - land rich, so they sell it for big money. Do you want to take that right away from them? Do you want to tell the developer he/she does now not have the ability to develop that property because "the people" don't want it? Do you want government intervention to reimburse the current owners not only the purchase price of the land but the value it is today? That's creeping towards way too much toward way too much the people asking the government to get way too involved - can you say socialism? Callme a capitalist pig if you want, I don't want to be told what I can and can't do with my property or my money by the government or the NIMBY's, maybe that's why I moved off LI.
tired of it

Andover, NJ

#8 Sep 24, 2008
Smart Growth is NO GROWTH.
How about you spend time discussing the tearing down of teh Broken down Buildings in that area. Then you can have your 'Closed to the Public meetings'. When it comes to teh destruction of more Oxygen Producing trees and the addition of more traffic, the doors better be open in these public hearings AND the time should be after work hours so we can all attend.
Long Island was a nice place in the 60's... no more
Nesconset Resident

Melville, NY

#9 Sep 24, 2008
I'l take the intervention, sure. I have no problem with my tax dollars going toward land preservation. I already pay a ton of tax $$$ every year, what's a couple of more dollars to preserve what's left? It's not really socialism in this case, it's just smart.
hey now

Old Greenwich, CT

#10 Sep 24, 2008
Amper saved Eastern suffolk from becoming queens!!!!!!!!!!
Bobby Woodz

Riverhead, NY

#11 Sep 24, 2008
The space has been an eyesore for years. Development is the answer here. Civic minded people should rebel at the nonsense Dick Amper brings to the table. ALL NON ISSUES !!!!
LI Resident

United States

#12 Sep 24, 2008
Bobby Woodz wrote:
The space has been an eyesore for years. Development is the answer here. Civic minded people should rebel at the nonsense **** Amper brings to the table. ALL NON ISSUES !!!!
The foundations of burnt-out buildings have been overgrown with weeds for more than 15 years now. It is an eyesore sitting in an area on Route 25 with tons of traffic. I'm totally against all the growth on LI, but I grew up right down the street from this location and for years it's made the entire town look dumpy. If residents don't want the growth then turn it into a park, but get rid of this eyesore already.

BTW- Developing the land might make this an economic boon - but we all know that isn't going to reduce taxes for the residents... no one believes that line anymore Connie so stop spewing it!
cowboy

San Antonio, TX

#13 Sep 24, 2008
Nesconset Resident wrote:
I'l take the intervention, sure. I have no problem with my tax dollars going toward land preservation. I already pay a ton of tax $$$ every year, what's a couple of more dollars to preserve what's left? It's not really socialism in this case, it's just smart.
Well, I guess if you're willing to have your taxes raised to acquire these properties, good luck.
Jane from Babylon

Corning, NY

#14 Sep 24, 2008
cowboy wrote:
There really isn't anything "open" "left" on LI Nes, the developers own most of the open properties you see all around you. They bought it from the previous owners at top prices years ago. So it's open space - but owned by a developer.
Do you remember the horse stables just east of where K-Mart is? How about the huge nursery out there? The trees still stand in rows. Or when the apartments weren't on the lake. All gone - Why? Developers buying the property and well - developing it. The landowners are often cash poor - land rich, so they sell it for big money. Do you want to take that right away from them? Do you want to tell the developer he/she does now not have the ability to develop that property because "the people" don't want it? Do you want government intervention to reimburse the current owners not only the purchase price of the land but the value it is today? That's creeping towards way too much toward way too much the people asking the government to get way too involved - can you say socialism? Callme a capitalist pig if you want, I don't want to be told what I can and can't do with my property or my money by the government or the NIMBY's, maybe that's why I moved off LI.
And when i go to other areas, maybe I appreciate TRYING to keep what's left more because I'm from LI. example--upstate New York (Gloversville), acres and acres of beautiful forest are slated to be destroyed to build a "super" Walmart a few miles away from an existing Walmart--which I'm sure will stay vacant like the many failed shopping centers up there. Or in North Carolina near the coast where you have autoparts stores and tacky souvenir shops located right near the oceanfront. And I remember a donut shop right next to a beautiful waterfall in PA. NIMBYism is better than waiting until it is too late and ending up with an extension of Queens. And Suffolk already has large properties that are never to be developed.

“Light tomorrow with today!”

Since: Aug 08

Long Island

#15 Sep 24, 2008
Why build anything at all? With the economy in the state that it's in, businesses can't stay in business, families can't afford to heat the homes they have now, nor can they afford the homes they currently live in, why would our TOB even think to approve such a project? Because developers line politicians pockets....that's why.

We do not need any more building on Long Island.
Anonomous

Brooklyn, NY

#16 Nov 2, 2008
I love Long Island to death and i plan to raise my kids here. Condos everywhere in Middle island and 55 plus communities have butchered up the land. With the economy and housing market in this state, I think we might see an end to these huge condo complexes, and maybe the local government will see how good it is without the condos. Lets hope.

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