Our website will be constantly updated with the latest information regarding the zoning change.
ATTENTION……….PUBLIC HEARING FOR R2 ZONING TONIGHT AT 8PM
The Town Board’s decision on the R2 Zoning issue is to pass a local law amending the R2 zoning district regulations, PDD regulations and official map of the Town of Grand Island.
The Town Board wants the ability to re-zone R2 zoned properties into PDD’s (Planned Development Districts). This would give the Town the power to put High-Density Rental Apartments on currently zoned R2 Residential Property. This would make it possible for hundreds of 3 story apartments to be in our back yard.
This Public Hearing should be important to everyone
Below is a photo of a Lighthouse Pointe Development in WNY
UPDATE–R2 Building moratorium in effect until JUNE 2, 2015
The Town has formed a committee and hired two outside community planners to review the zoning code for the Town’s current R2 zoning. Our group has representation on this committee that is holding regular meetings to discuss proposed changes.
When the committee presents to the town it’s proposed changes, a public hearing will be held before a vote is taken by the Town Board. It will be important to have a large turnout to air our position on the proposed R2 changes.
We will post on this site and send an email to concerned parties in our group with details on the changes and the public hearing and Town Board voting dates.
IMPORTANT UPDATE–JANUARY 11, 2015
The Grand Island Town Board has voted to create a local law to present to the Planning Board a 120 day moratorium to development in the R-2 zones.
The Planning Board will suspend the rules at its meeting January 12th, for discussion and recommendation to the Town Board. Upon a favorable vote by the Planning Board it will then be referred to the Town Board.
The Town Board at its meeting on January 20th will set a public hearing. The public hearing will be February 2nd. At that time the Board can adopt the law and appoint a 9 member committee. The Committee will be responsible to look at the present R-2 zone and develop guidelines that the R-2 zone will be more compatible with the adjoining zones. The committee with be comprised of 9 members; 2 members from the planning board, 1 member from the ZBA, 1 from the Conservation Commission, 1 from the Economic Development Board along with 4 from the GI Community, of which one from the Lighthouse resident group.
The Town will hire an outside consultant / planner to assist with questions / concerns from the committee. The Town Code Enforcement, engineering and Town Board are also “ad-hoc” members and invited to attend but not allowed to vote.
IMPORTANT NOTICE–DECEMBER 7, 2014
- If you missed the public hearing for Lighthouse Pointe at Town Hall on Monday December 1, the hearing has been left open and will likely be closed at the Town Board meeting on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 8pm. If you were unable to attend the meeting on December 1st, you will have the opportunity to voice your concerns on 12/15, and again, we encourage everyone to attend and to voice your concerns on having a Commercial Rental development of 246 units in a residential R2 zoned property.
- We are against the proposed plan to rent these units on a plot of land that is zoned R2 for individual residential ownership, not rental units. This proposed development is in direct violation of the Town’s Master Plan. If you are opposed to the proposed use of this land, let us know by leaving a comment and by attending the Town Board meetings (dates and times will be posted on this site).
- We would like to thank everyone who has made contributions to our legal support in our efforts to prevent this rental project being built by LHP. We will be accepting further contributions at our scheduled meetings.
The Public Hearing for this proposed development continues on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 8pm at the Grand Island Town Hall. Even if you attend the previous town board meeting, we need you to attend on December 15th to let the Town Board hear us loud and clear….. we do not want this complex in this location.
Continue to check our website often for notification of future dates for the public hearing on this project.
Please be sure to have every member of your household sign our petition to stop rezoning
Below are photos of a couple Light House Pointe Developments in WNY