ATTACK OF THE CLOWNS, but rebel residents strike back! Thanks to a push by Legislator Denise Ford, the iStar/Wayfarer/Superblock project public hearing is now at City Hall on Wednesday, June 3 at 6pm.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 20, 2015
Ford Secures Location for i-Star Public Hearing
Nassau County Legislator Denise Ford is pleased to announce that, through her persistent efforts, the i-Star public hearing has been re-scheduled for June 3, 2015, at 6:00pm at Long Beach City Hall. The purpose of the hearing is for the Nassau County IDA to review the application for proposed tax credits submitted by Long Beach Wayfarer LLC for the proposed building of two 15-story towers on the portion of land known as the “Super Block.”
WHEN: June 3, 2015 at 6:00pm
WHERE: Long Beach City Hall 1 West Chester Street, Long Beach
All concerned residents are urged to attend this meeting.
Meanwhile…Westholme Civic Association did some math regarding those 450 jobs we were promised. This was written on their Facebook page:
When is 30 jobs 450 jobs?
Some of us had the chance to view the actual application that iStar submitted to the Nassau County IDA. We will be posting some of the application in the next few days, we need to wait for it to be mailed( Mailed? This is 2015 right?). Some notes that we took away from the viewing:
The current tax bill on the property is $1,103.795
The height of the building will be 166’9″
The number of jobs in the building in the first year will be 10 Maintenance, 5 in the Health Club and a resident manager, in year 3 that total will grow to 30 (20,9,1)
Phase 1 is projected to be complete in 9/2018
Phase 2 is projected to be complete in 12/2018
10% of the housing will be set aside for those households make less than 130% of the median Long Island Household income
The project is expected to add 23 students to the school district
Only 18% of the residents are expected to come from outside of Nassau County
One section of the application stated 1450 construction jobs and another mentioned 2200(we need to wait for our postman on that)
The projected 450 jobs are “indirect” jobs based on some report they made.
There will be NO impact on traffic in the 5 intersections around the site
As we said when we receive the copies we will post them for you. One question we have is if over 80% of the people will be moving from other parts of Nassau County are they really creating 450 jobs or just moving them around? [LINK]