Hear­ing on development halt planned for Oct. 27

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS - Free­man staff

A pub­lic hear­ing on a pro­posed mora­to­rium that would tem­po­rar­ily ban new development along a sec­tion of state Route 299 east of the vil­lage is sched­uled for 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at the com­mu­nity cen­ter on Vet­er­ans Drive.

The date of the hear­ing was pre­vi­ously mis­re­ported.

Town Su­per­vi­sor Neil Bet­tez has said the pro­posed mora­to­rium is be­ing con­sid­ered be­cause res­i­dents have asked for zon­ing reg­u­la­tions to be re­vised in the “gate­way” area from the Thruway Exit 18 toll plaza to the vil­lage line.

Un­der the pro­posed mora­to­rium, town of­fi­cials would not be al­lowed to re­view any site plan, spe­cial per­mit ap­pli­ca­tion, area vari­ance, use vari­ance or sub­di­vi­sion ex­cept for res­i­den­tial development of five units or less and non­res­i­den­tial structures of 2,500 square feet or less.

The mora­to­rium is be­ing pro­posed in re­sponse to com­mu­nity ob­jec­tions to an ap­pli­ca­tion for development of a CVS phar­macy and a Five Guys Burger and Fries res­tau­rant at the in­ter­sec­tion of state Route 299 and North Putt Cor­ners Road.

An ad-hoc town com­mit­tee con­cluded much of the pro­posed development in the gate­way area was not an­tic­i­pated in the town’s 1996 Com­pre­hen­sive Plan, which is the foun­da­tion of the lo­cal zon­ing code.


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