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Town Awarded for Mixed-Use Zoning District

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Town Collects Award for Elmont Mixed-Use District

Vision Long Island has recognized the Town of Hempstead for advancing community development projects and initiatives. At the organization's 11th Annual Smart Growth Awards in June 2012, Hempstead Town will take home an award in the "Certainty & Predictability" category, for the development of a comprehensive mixed-use zoning district in the Hempstead Turnpike Corridor in Elmont.

The zoning allows for different types of development within the newly created Hempstead Turnpike-Elmont Zoning District. The zone specifically provides for mixed-use development, allowing business development on the ground floor with housing above, in a portion of the zone.

HempsteadWorks Available for All Residents

Hempstead Town is encouraging all job seekers to check out HempsteadWorks, the town's one-stop career resource center. The center features career counselors, job training, workshops and more.

HempsteadWorks also offers the use of telephones, computers and fax machines; resume and cover letter software; a career library and a computerized job bank. Education and job-training programs are also available. A specialized career program, known as “Whatever It Takes,” is available for residents with health and/or medical conditions.

Employers are also provided the use of HempsteadWorks facilities and resources to interview prospective employees, provide training and conduct business.

Merrick7 April 23, 2012 at 09:07 AM
More reasonably could the Vision Long Island organization have given the award for an explanation other than being corrupt or patronage. Could the award be given because it is one of the few breakthroughs in TOH zoning on Long Island for mixed use. The award allows TOH leaders to save face with conservative bases like those in Garden City, well as shows the civics in Elmont that their perseverance was successful and noticed. Yes it was a political move to be given such an award but the organization is not for either political party but for smart zoning and growth. It must collect favor with those in power as a good lobby should in order to get their message through and publicized in every avenue.
An tUasal Airgead April 23, 2012 at 10:25 AM
The presentation of an award named "Certainty & Predictability" to TOH officials would seem quite apropos: for our TOH officials are, if nothing else, certainly predictable. In keeping with the concept, does the TOH Specialized Career Program, identified as “WHATEVER IT TAKES”: teach "Cronyism", “Nepotism”, "Corruption" and the classic TOH skill "How to Stay in Positions of Power, without Really Accomplishing a Damn Thing"?
Felix Procacci April 23, 2012 at 10:43 AM
terry, The Town of Hempstead didn't want to release the Hempstead Turnpike rezoning plan to residents. They obviously had no confidence in it, and neither does Ed Ambrosino. Why else was he so reluctant to release it? Why else did the Town schedule only one hearing on the issue? This plan has been in the works for over seven years. Why did Kate Murray send out flyers indicating that the Elmont Business zone was a proposal before the decision hearing, meanwhile at that hearing she gave no one a chance to speak about it? If she was honest, the title of the flyer should have read "Kate Murray DICTATES Elmont rezoning Plan". As for the campaign issue, why don't you tell your friend Susan Trenkle Pokalsky to stop doing campaigning during work time, it violates New York State election Law. You need to face the fact that you are a Kate Murray brownnoser. There is no better way to describe you. You ignore the reality of the facts that the Town itself puts out and supports the Town's propaganda. I'm sure Michael Deery is really proud of you.
Chris Wendt April 23, 2012 at 04:49 PM
I seem to recall that part of this district allows for six-story building construction, or maybe seven. If you want to get an idea of what that looks like, travel along Northern Boulevard in Long Island City, between Steinway/39th Street and Queensboro Plaza. The word "canyon" comes immediately to mind. So do the words "dark" and "noisy". I would have said, "Welcome to Queens!", but Queens is already here, and probably deserves a resounding: "Welcome, Queens!" I am uploading a photo, as an examplt of what to expect.
Tiffany April 24, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Kate Murray approved the budget that raised Sanitation District 6 taxes 15% in 1 year alone.

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