Hearing on development halt planned for Oct. 27
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.