Board Approves Renovations To Acura Site



The Roslyn Village Board unanimously approved renovations to the Rallye Acura building located at 1750 Northern Blvd. at Tuesday night’s board meeting. The application was approved 5-0. The board was prepared to vote last month on the application but was awaiting decision from the Nassau County Planning Commission.
“We had discussed this issue at some length and now that there is no further evidence submitted we are ready to vote in favor of the application,” said Deputy Mayor Marshall Bernstein “We have received approval from the Nassau County Planning Commission so everything is good to go.”
In other news, the board approved the BITI waiver of subdivision for the new condominium complex being built along Old Northern Boulevard. Construction is already underway for the 78 new townhouse units, which are slated to be built over the next two years.
Roslyn resident Jeffrey Blank, who resides at and owns a business at 1433 Old Northern Blvd, was at the meeting to discuss an easement concern regarding the project. Blank, who owns Ameriprise Financial Services, is located near the development zone and said that the infringement on his property would have negative economic consequences for him.
“I’ve been in this house for nine years and this will impact my business and the price of my house,” said Blank.
Along with the construction of the new townhouses, a new parking lot will also be built for mixed use purposes, for condominium residents and for town parking.
Bernstein said that the dispute between the two property owners was not something that the village gets involved in and is a private matter that needs to be dealt with between the two parties.
Village Attorney, John Gibbons seconded Bernstein’s statement.
“We had addressed this issue at a zoning board meeting and we are powerless to get involved in a private dispute,” Gibbons said. “This is something we are not legally involved in.”


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Joe Scotchie is the editor of both The Roslyn News and New Hyde Park Illustrated News. In 2009, he won a New York State Press Association award for a sports feature. Joseph Scotchie’s past publications include biographies of Thomas Wolfe and Richard Weaver and a comprehensive history of the city of Asheville, North Carolina.

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