The Huntington NY Zoning Board of Appeals adjourned without a final decision on a request for approval of a senior housing project at Gateway Gardens.
Huntington residents filled the board room in Town Hall to voice both support and opposition for the housing development’s projected renovation and additional construction.
Gateway Gardens, located on Lowndes Avenue, consists of 40 units: 30 for families and 10 for senior citizens. The plan is to not only renovate the 30 family units, but to also demolish the 10 senior citizen units and build an additional 46 one-bedroom senior units in two three-story buildings. The plan is to provide affordable low and moderate income housing to residents in need.
Attorney Michael McCarthy represented the Huntington Housing Authority, which wants to build the senior housing. The Housing Authority said Friday that the town Planning Department staff issued a “letter of denial,” standard procedure necessary for the application to be referred to ZBA.
McCarthy said that the Housing Authority was applying for an area variance permit. He addressed some of the concerns that have been voiced to the Housing Authority, including the possibility of increased traffic congestion and additional children added to the already struggling school district.
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