Protect Port Washington From 7-11

Please sign this petition to STOP 7-Eleven From Opening on 1020 Port Washington Blvd!

After a failed attempt in Manhasset, 7-Eleven is trying to open a new store at 1020 Port Washington Blvd, at the old Capital One site. Please add your name below to let the TONH Board of Zoning Appeals know that a 7-Eleven is not welcome at the entrance to our town!

Dear Board of Zoning Appeals, Town of North Hempstead,

We, the residents of Port Washington and surrounding areas, request that the TONH BZA deny the application from 7-Eleven to allow a conditional use permit for retail food sales submitted for the property located at 1020 Port Washington Blvd. A 7-Eleven at that location will will endanger pedestrians (especially children) in the surrounding area by attracting additional traffic at all hours of the day and night, erode the character of our town by placing a chain at the entrance of our Main Street, will have adverse effects on local businesses

 A 7-Eleven at 1020 Port blvd. will increase traffic and introduce unsustainable volume to an already busy intersection in town. It will force cars to divert and take side roads through our neighborhoods. Residents are already stressed by increasing cases of local traffic failing to abide by basic rules of the road (stopping at stop signs, observing speed limitations, yielding to pedestrians); any increased traffic further endangers our community - both pedestrians and drivers!

Thank you,

The Concerned Residents of Port Washington and Surrounding Areas


Appendix
Here is where things stand:

The TONH received an application from 7-11 for 1020 Port Washington Blvd (Old Capital One Bank Corner of Main and Port Blvd). Listed below are the details:

10/22/20 - Application Filed
12/29/20 - Omission letter issued to 7-11
02/08/21 - Application Filed Again
02/17/21 - Disapproval letter from Building Department to 7-11
03/16/21 - Councilwoman Mariann Dalimonte's office received an e-mail from the applicants attorney asking for a listing of Civic and Neighborhood organizations that they can meet with. They were provided with a listing and were instructed that  they schedule zoom meetings with the community. These meetings will be taking place in May per the Applicants Attorney.
4/16/21 - Application Filed with BZA

The BZA calendar is published on the Town's website at https://northhempsteadny.gov/content/16253/19819/16521/default.aspx. Please check often to see the agenda for these meetings.

They are asking the BZA for the following:
Conditional Use Permit to locate a retail food store in a Business-B zoning district.

Variances for insufficient parking stall size (8 of the 14 spaces are 9' x 18' instead of the required 10' x 20') and rear yard setback (garbage dumpster is 5' from the property line instead of the required 15')

This application goes before the BZA, not the TONH Board.

Update #23 months ago
Letter from the lawyers for the 7-11 franchisee. They're inviting neighbors to attend an outdoor meeting at the proposed site of the 7-11 at 3:15 PM on June 11. Try to show up if you can to voice your concerns.

https://www.pwdevwatch.com/projects/711_Store/Neighbor%20Letter%20for%20Community%20Meeting%20-%205-27-21.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0iHwEkqigWDVMc8K_IlepliVt6kH-a7wgF5HyxS-gv1WilT_6HDdJv7hg

Update #14 months ago
From a user in PW dev FB group (TY! Ms. ES):

If you choose to reach out to the BZA consider focusing on traffic and safety concerns:
hazard of location, conflict to the immediate neighbors by reason of excessive traffic, assembly of persons or vehicles, proximity of travel routes or congregations of children or pedestrians.

email: bzadept@northhempsteadny.gov
mailing address:
The Town of North Hempstead
Zoning Board of Appeals
210 Plandome Rd.
Manhasset, NY 11030

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