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Tell Us: Improving Main Street

Do you have a suggestions for a 5-year plan?

Last week, nearly 150 people attended “Main Street Visioning” public meeting hosted by North Hempstead's Supervisor Jon Kaiman and Councilwoman Dina De Giorgio at Schreiber High School.

Many in the audience cited concerns about the current considerations, which include allowing building owners on certain blocks to apply via the Town Board for a special permit for a mixed-use designation to accommodate one story for business and two for residential. Among the audience members' concerns: more automobile traffic, increased enrollments in Port Washington Public Schools, and pressures on the community's infrastructure. 

Yet others have pointed out that doing nothing could mean deterioration for Main Street, and the inability to attract quality businesses to the peninsula.

Which has us wondering: what happens if the zoning code isn't changed? How do you think Main Street will look in five years? What do you think would help incentivize building owners to improve their properties? And how can Port Washington attract new businesses? Are there lessons to apply from the newly revamped Port Commons?

Tell us in the comments.

citizen September 29, 2012 at 10:25 PM
Supervisor Jon Kaiman and Councilwoman Dina De Giorgio - what are you planning to do in light of the incredible volume of negative feedback on this proposed re-zoning plan from the taxpaying PW community?
jonathan winant September 29, 2012 at 11:22 PM
Citizen I think that the ToNH is clueless about wht the commuity wants and what the town can or can not accomplish. What o you want to see done?
Port Citizen December 03, 2012 at 08:00 PM
PETITION LINK ATTACHED: STOP THE RE-ZONING OF MAIN STREET! To support the cause put forth by Port Washington Voice, which is "Beautify, Don't Destroy", please click the below link and electronically sign the petition. http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/stop-the-redevelopment-of-main-street-port-washington.html The ToNH and RFMBPW aren't listening. The are pushing the agenda of a few, and ignoring the pleas and concerns from many! Attend the Dec 11th ToNH meeting to express your concern.

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