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Latest Plan for Wang Property to Have Hearing

The proposal, which faces a series of reviews, is to build multi-family and other housing along with some retail space.

Plainview residents will get a better look in March into the latest proposal to develop the former Nassau County complex off Old Country Road.

has scheduled a so-called "public scoping" session for Tuesday, March 13, for the proposed development of the that was once home to the

The property belongs to and is being developed by the Jericho-based Beechwood Organization, which is calling the project "Country Pointe at Plainview." Beechwood has built more than 50 luxury communities around the Metropolitan New York area.

The group has proposed a "mixed use" development on the land that would include 890 multi-family housing units, including 90 "Golden Age" units and 536 other units with age restrictions, town officials said Tuesday.

There is also a commercial component to the plan, including 114,330 square feet of retail space to accomodate a bank and a supermarket. Their initial plan is spelled out on their website. It includes several ponds and more than 40 acres for public use.

The site has been the subject of heated discussions over the years as Nassau County gradually moved its offices out of the secluded, wooded triangle off Round Swamp and Old Country roads. stands on the property, along with other Depression-era structures.

Several proposals have been met with opposition. The latest was a brief flirtation by the to build a casino there.

Initially, the applicants, formally known as Plainview Properties, SPE, LLC and Beechwood POB LLC, would need the town to change the property's zoning from ‘OB’ Office Building and ‘R1-1A’ Residential to ‘RSC-25’ Residential Senior Citizen, ‘GB’ General Business District and ‘RMF-16’ Residential Multi-Family.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on March 13 in the hearing room of Town Hall East, 54 Audrey Ave., Oyster Bay.

Additional hearings would be required before a final plan was decided upon.

The March 13 meeting is open to the public, which will have the opportunity to comment on the proposal. A "scoping session" allows the developer to hear public concerns and gather input on the proposed project in advance of preparing the required Environmental Impact Report.

Copies of the initial document will be available at the hearing, town officials said.

2002businessowner March 24, 2012 at 03:43 AM
People like you give plain view a bad name and why we are such a hated town. Our plain view teachers are overpaid and 85% are tenured and don't do ANYTHInG other than the very minimum required. to think that a teacher making 6 figures can't handle having a classroom of more students is ridiculous. I graduated in 2002 and run a very successful business and all I hear from my friends younger relatives is how big of a joke our school district is now. Over rated the educated in plainview is not any better than any other town. Most my friends parents all agree now that we are older and successful that plainview school district is not worth it
2002businessowner March 24, 2012 at 03:56 AM
You are thinking wort case senario how many times I'm ten years have you needed to go to the plainview emergency room? How many people have died because of traffic jams in NYC traffic? There are 100 Side streets to get to the hospital with zero traffic from very corner of town. Out of 800 houses how many of those people will be working in plainview during the day ti cause traffic ? Not many I assume they won't be working at the new shopping center supermarket and affording a house inn this town lol. They aren't building a roosevelt field mall but a big shopping center that will be accessed mainly from LIE directly or as a path to 135 for out of towners. The 1/4 or 1/2 mile stretch of round swamp road might be effected and they should be the ny complainers
Tom March 24, 2012 at 04:18 AM
I wasn't aware that Plainview had a bad name but if you feel that way then I can suggest moving away. Why would you want to live in a place with a bad name? And now is the time to leave since our excellent school district keeps our property values higher than other communities in the area. I have no idea why you think our teachers don't do a good job since looking at our graduating class list shows that almost all of our students go on to college and most of them receive scholarships. But perhaps 2002businessowner didn't get a good education and is resentful?
Simba March 24, 2012 at 12:50 PM
I actually see my children benefit from our school system. Do I think I'm overpaying for it, sure, do I think they should be independently audited, sure, but am I seeing my kids get the help they need, yes I do. Now to be fair, am I sure it is all due to the school or my kids themselves, not sure. But I am seeing them progress every year in a positive way. I do notice though that our HS as dropped every year in state rankings and that is a bit alarming because in many ways those are the very important years. Also there was an excellent article in newsday a couple of years ago where they examined the public school system and tried to determine what made CSH and Jericho do so well every year.............Tutoring, parents in those districts, made more money and spent more on tutoring for their kids. Mr 2002, why don't you ask the local Hospital if they have the ability to support 800 more residents, and who builds a shopping center for out of towners, You can't be a very good business man if that is your business plan.
art best September 24, 2012 at 11:27 PM
has nobody thought of the traffic problems this project may cause.

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