with the following updates that you may want to share with neighbors:
* Halms Industries located in Glen Head Road - As you know this is the property the Gold Coast library was interested in purchasing last year. We have been in touch with both the Broker and the property owner and they advise us that they are close to consummating the sale of the property to a developer who, as discussed prior to the potential purchase from the library, wants to build a 55+ set of some 56 to 60 condominiums in the 5.3 acres of the property. The Civics have asked for the developers to make a presentation to the Civics to show us the details of the proposed buildings. The developer is a well known Long Island developer who has been building in both Nassau and Suffolk for some time. We expect this meeting to take place shortly and we will advise the Civics of the date when this meeting is to take place.
* Iron Horse bar restaurant located by the railroad station - The Civics are in touch with the property owner who has advised us that he expects a bar/restaurant to open in said property within the upcoming months. Please note that rumors related to the lack of a liquor license being the issue holding the opening of this venue, are not true, as the liquor license was grandfathered. We will keep everyone updated as soon as we have a more definite date.
* Sunoco/Bank property located at the four corners of GH - This is the most important issue we in the Civics have been working on for the past several years. We have the latest update that will hopefully reap the benefit of everyone's hard work. Again, to remind everyone, the property is still not owned by the Bank as the contract they signed with Sunoco 3 1/2 years ago was dependent on Sunoco delivering all clear documentation releasing the Bank from any possible ground contamination. For the past 4 months paperwork has been at the Nassau County DEC offices awaiting final approval so they then move the documentation to the Town of Oyster whose offices have assured us that once the NC approvals are received they will expedite the final set of approvals so the Bank can finalize the purchase and move on with the project of building their two story office building. The Civics received this past week an update confirming that the NC has approved the documentation and the Bank will now be delivering the documents to the TOB. We are in touch with the town to ensure a prompt response so the Bank can then finalize the purchase and proceed to demolish the existing building and proceeds with the plans to build. The plans for the building have been shown to the Civics and enhancements have been requested and approved by the Bank, however, an additional is expected to take place to review the final version. The Civics will continue to monitor the closing of this long outstanding issue and will inform everyone of the progress.
* Gemelli's (Old Bernard's) - This new high end deli is expected to open shortly - they are actually past due their expected opening date. We should be able to shortly enjoy this new business in town.
* Lundy's/Trans Technology property located off Dumond Place - off GH Road near the railroad station - This near to 8 acres of land property continues to be a work in progress. The dilapidated building has now been demolished and the developers - who purchased the property some 12 years ago and were waiting for State approval on clean ups - are progressing with their plans to eventually build 17 homes and 37 town houses in the property. The Civics continue to monitor this project and continue to be in touch with the developers to ensure the project moves forward according to plans. We will continue to monitor this project and will keep everyone appraised. * Road *Improvements in two areas of GH - The Civics, along with several representatives from the community, held meetings and wrote communications to TOB officials to discuss several roads in GH that are in desperate need of complete repaving. While the town has in the past been responding by patching areas that needed repairs, the Civics have insisted that these areas be completed repaved. After meetings held with town officials two areas have been approved for total repaving - William St. and its surroundings, and Sylvia Street and its surroundings. The TOB Board has approved these projects and they are currently in the project status being reviewed by vendors in preparation for the job to be executed in the Spring of next year. The Civics are currently working on a follow up meeting with several of the Town Council representatives to ensure this project moves forward and to discuss the approval of the remaining roads in GH that need complete repaving. We will keep everyone advised of the progress of these important projects.
* Local Civics Make their voices heard in opposition of the Glen Cove Garvis Point project - Recently the Civics voiced their opposition to this project, primarily due to the direct impact the density of the project will have in GH and GWL and more specifically on our main avenues of exit (Glen Cove Road, 107, Shore Road and Glen Cove Avenue) as the project is expected to bring an additional 3,200 cars to the area adding in insurmountable traffic jam to our already overly trafficked Glen Cove Road and Northern Boulevard. A public statement was read by me at the Glen Cove Council meeting and a meeting was arranged by the GH Business Association with the developers of this project. We will keep everyone informed of any impact we may be able to have on this project. Enjoy the nice weather and let me know if there are any questions. Regards, George Pombar