1st Public Information Meeting for the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program and Comprehensive Plan Update

Watefront? Oh boy. I have so many ideas for this. I am assuming this is the bay side. Perhaps this area: THE FORBIDDEN ZONE OF LONG BEACH: A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY

I hope it’s not just another promenade. We have one on the bay already tha’s barely used. I’m thinking big: Perhaps give some of that land away to institutions such as Stony Brook University for some sort of educational center/campus. Or how about an Aquarium? Or how about a marina with waterfront restaurants and an amphitheater? Big. Let’s think BIG!

From The City of Long Beach:

“Your community input has been crucial in guiding the City Council through the boardwalk redevelopment and New York Rising planning. Now we are ready to take the next step in Long Beach’s recovery and we want your input again!

Please join us for the 1st Public Information Meeting for the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program and Comprehensive Plan Update on Tuesday, April 28th from 6:00PM-8:30PM at the Magnolia Senior Center. The meeting is an Open House so come when you want!

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18 thoughts on “1st Public Information Meeting for the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program and Comprehensive Plan Update”

  1. Sell off the old incinerator area for development and tax income; make the deal include development of a public esplanade (landscaped walkway) across that area and the water treatment plant to the LIRR property. If that incinerator area is contaminated or a brown field still – then what’s taking so long? Cuomo proposed a Dutch (?) dam or something around the entire area that would have to be considered.

  2. Will never be properly developed or filled with productive businesses if there are people shooting at each other every few weeks in that immediate area.

    It’s really a shame that people living off of other people’s taxes are ruining this city. I think I’ve reached my breaking point unless some major turn arounds start to occur.

  3. Funny you should mention that there should be a marina on that site. Right where that blue water tank stands in the photo there used to be a marina. The City of LB condemned it, knocked it down to build the blue tank. Happened in the 60’s-70’s. There was another marina/boat yard and a waterfront restaurant where the Rec parking lot is today. Again condemned and torn down and replaced by a facility that could have been placed in a non waterfront area of town.

  4. “It’s really a shame that people living off of other people’s taxes are ruining this city. ”

    Really? I’m a liiiittle more concerned about the major US corporations paying zero taxes, holding profits offshore while continuing to profit using public resources and subsidies while the rest of us are paying the bills. You want outrage over people leeching off a system? You’re looking in the wrong area. Corporate welfare is destroying this country.

    And btw WHY would you assume people who get shot are on public assistance? Do you wear a white pointy hat when you’re typing this kind of shit?

  5. I’m not worried about a banker shooting my child by accident while theyre riding a bike home from McDonalds…..

    I never mentioned race, but since you did…..you dont see a similarity between all the people who have been arrested for being part of the recent shootings??

  6. OK I had to do a little research as I couldn’t remember some of the details but this was all proposed before and never happened. There was a company “Bayfront Development Group” that had proposed to do 500 condo units in several buildings, plus retail/restaurant space and a marina on this site some years ago but it never happened.

    At the time the residents of the immediate surrounding area were up in arms that they would be priced out of their homes. The company as I recall even agreed to what could only be seen as a bribe to the community, and to spend a million dollars to renovate the MLK center as part of the project.

    Anybody know why it never went forward?

    Was it the local opposition?

    Will there be the same opposition this time?

    I found this article online about the proposed project :

    http://liherald.com/stories/Council-OKs-bayfront-evaluation,5350?page=1&content_source=

    And it was listed in the “CITY OF LONG BEACH BROWNFIELD OPPORTUNITY AREAS (BOA)PRE-NOMINATION STUDY February 2009”:

    http://www.longbeachny.gov/vertical/sites/%7BC3C1054A-3D3A-41B3-8896-814D00B86D2A%7D/uploads/%7B2FB14B52-4847-493C-9E3B-1D5A6DF8D25C%7D.PDF

  7. Here are some more stories about it from the Herald. I guess I was wrong on the million dollar remark as the article only states “tens of thousands” of repairs to MLK but I will stick with my though that it is nothing more than a bribe to seek the public approval, one of the articles also lists another developer who was willing to repave the surrounding streets as part of their proposal.

    some more links:

    http://liherald.com/browse.html?search=1&category_id=&search_filter=bayfront+development&content_source=archive&content_class=1&sub_type=&town_id=&search_range_option=entire_site&date_start_n=&date_start_j=&date_start_Y=&date_end_n=&date_end_j=&date_end_Y=

  8. Finally one quote from one of the Herald articles:

    “Both Sheldrake and Lancer included, if not outright bribes, at least incentives to the community in their proposals. Sheldrake promised to repave and beautify just about every street in the neighborhood; Lancer offered tens of thousands of dollars in repairs to the city’s Martin Luther King Center, which is the neighborhood’s hub, as well as job training programs and other incentives. ”

    So please don’t trash me for calling a bribe a bribe!

    http://liherald.com/stories/Bayfront-plans-meet-uneasy-neighbors,8116?page=2&content_source=archive

  9. enough already, your child isn’t getting shot riding past McDonald’s but your child might get creamed by a car riding past McDonald’s as there have been more bicycle crashes at that spot in the past year or so compared to gun violence in the past few years. Invest in a good helmet and a bible.

    Also, you might not even realize when you typing or speaking your undertones of race shaming. It doesn’t take a puzzle scholar to connect the pieces of how you really feel here.

    “people shooting at each other every few weeks in that immediate area.”
    [immediate area being north of park, predominantly hispanic and black]

    “It’s really a shame that people living off of other people’s taxes are ruining this city.”

    “you dont see a similarity between all the people who have been arrested for being part of the recent shootings??”

  10. “Allison Box” should disclose that she is a single mother on welfare. We pay her rent through Section 8. Her contribution to society is lobbying in Newsday for more free stuff and for Black reparations from the same Whites who she blames for all her problems.

    Take it from where it comes. Hopefully Long Beach will price her out to Hempstead, Elmont, Wyandanch or some other hell hole with the rest of those who feed off working Society.

    And yes, Allison, 83% of violent crime in America is perpetrated by Blacks. Unfortunately your rage doesn’t change the facts.

    Clean up your act and those of your people and you would be shunned as a scourge.

  11. The same battle isoccuring in NYC. 1 million rent stabilized apartments, rent control apartments and countless housing projects keeps welfare section 8 in place with garunteed rights of inheritance to their offspring. This is why neighborhoods decline. Eventually some pioneer who wants the location badly enough will settle down in the area and tolerate the mayhem.

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