Our code requires our village to secure a 10 year Proforma from ALL developers who are requesting a density bonus. A Proforma is a study that calls for the developer to show over a 10 year period, what’s in it for them and, in turn, a comparison of what is being offered to the Village for this increased density. Not one developer has been required to submit a 10 year proforma. It is our law and it’s in our code. Why not? The village has not followed the code once.
On our tag “proforma” I have created 10 year proformas on all development projects approved in the village. I “Foiled” these approved developments enabling us to gather this information and provide it to you.
Our code requires a developer to submit a 10 year “proforma”. That’s a study that makes the developer show over 10 years, what’s in it for them and what is it offering the village. Not one developer has been required to submit a 10 year proforma. It is our law and it’s in our code. Why not?
A further change to our code, without a majority of our residents being informed, allows bonus density in an area of the Village (Route 109) that is currently single family residences and in our Master Plan left to automobile related uses. The Board claims that because we are in the middle of settling our obligations under the Hofstra Law suit decision, we are now “spot zoning” this area and creating a “Work Force Housing Zone”. This Zone is being created without the benefit of any consultation with land use experts or our residents.
This will only lead to more “spot zoning” which was previously highly criticized by the current elected officials. Why have they reversed their previous judgement.
The Master Plan clearly states, “the residential areas leading to the Village’s downtown must be preserved…”
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