Topic

community planning

20 petitions

Update posted 1 day ago

Petition to Andrew Cuomo, Fred Thiele, Kenneth LaValle, Cara Longworth, Kevin Law, RuthAnne Visnauskas, Brian Sapp, Annie Donovan, Lindsey Boylan, Matt Cohen, Stuart Rabinowitz

Opportunity Zones Designation for Riverside (Census Tract 36103190401)

Include Riverside in Opportunity Zones Program                                            Part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 We are garnering the support of local elected officials and residents to ask Governor Andrew Cuomo of NY to designate the Hamlet of Riverside in the Town of Southampton (Census tract 36103190401) as an Opportunity Zone as created in the new “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017”. The deadline for Governor Cuomo to act is April 20th, 2018. The Southampton Town Board took action on March 15, 2018, by approving Res-2018-294: Memorializing Resolution Requesting The Governor to Include the Southampton Town Census Tracts of Riverside and Flanders in the State’s Economic Opportunity Zone Program. The Opportunity Zone program was enacted to encourage the flow of investment capital into historically disinvested and hard to invest in areas. Riverside not only needs this investment, but the community and the Town have already done the work to allow for significant investment. The FULLY APPROVED Riverside Revitalization Action Plan is the largest workforce housing project ever approved on Long Island, with 3.1 million square feet of mixed-uses including 2,262 residential units, Riverside will serve as a model for environmentally sensitive development on Long Island. The Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) has designated over $100 Million for construction of a sewage treatment plant in Riverside and Flanders. A 10,000SF medical office space is currently undergoing site plan approvals using the underlying zoning while taking advantage of the new form-based code. Also, a 50 room hotel with a rooftop restaurant is currently being planned; however, to move forward, they need to have access to sewers. The Hamlet of Riverside is one of the most disinvested communities in all of Long Island. Ranked as the most economically distressed community in Suffolk County. Its property values are one-third of Gordon Heights, and the median income of Riverside residents is $20,000 per year; less than half of the median income of Wyandanch. Riverside has been the recipient of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Brownfield Opportunity Areas (BOA) funding. The Town of Southampton, FRNCA, Renaissance Downtowns and Riverside Rediscovered have been able to leverage funding to support community economic development that include CDBG funding for the construction of a Community Center that will house the Children’s Museum of the East End, and $150,000 from BOA to pay for the State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) required for new zoning. FRNCA and Riverside Rediscovered strongly believe that Riverside would greatly benefit from being designated as an Opportunity Zone as it would invite further private investment and foster the growth of entrepreneurs and small businesses, a mix of housing options, better infrastructure, and much more. Opportunity Zone designation would further spur the Hamlet’s revitalization efforts and aid in the transformation of this developing success story. We are asking for your support in delivering this message to the Governor.

FRNCA- Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association
670 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Andrew Cuomo

Tell the MTA to Repair and Restore the Kew Gardens, Queens Lefferts Blvd. Bridge

Don't let MTA/LIRR destroy the heart of Kew Gardens! Since the late 1920's the Kew Gardens’ Lefferts Blvd bridge over the Long Island Railroad - home to the mom and pop stores that give the town its character and serve the shopping needs of its residents -  has been the heart of this "Urban Village in the Big City".  MTA and LIRR own the bridge and surrounding real estate. Over 26 years ago the MTA set aside plans to develop a high-rise building over the MTA/LIRR tracks at the Kew Gardens Station.  The MTA abandoned its proposal in the face of unified opposition by the community’s residents, civic associations, and elected officials.  Hundreds of people came together to fight the proposed destruction of the Lefferts Blvd. bridge of stores - the heart of Kew Gardens. The heart of Kew Gardens is once again threatened. The MTA/LIRR is using the results of their intentional neglect as the excuse for a revived attempt to destroy the heart of our community.  This site – a one-of-a-kind structure in New York City and the United States - is now once more the target of destructive development. Too many American “somewheres” have become “nowheres.”  We won’t let Kew Gardens become a “nowhere"!  We demand a full repair and preservation of the Lefferts Blvd bridge and its properties, with community oversight. 

Save Kew Gardens Coalition
4,956 supporters
This petition won 3 months ago

Petition to PL$ Financial, Primax Properties, Columbus

Tell PL$ Financial NOT to aquire & develop Broad Street & James Road, Columbus, Ohio

To:  PL$ Financial & Primax Properties, This is simple.  Don't buy 3265 E Broad Street & stop your efforts to develop the corner of Broad Street & James Road in Columbus, Ohio.  We told you our community doesn't want this, your response was to hire an attorney to bully your contract & development through.  So we are going to show you, you do NOT have community support to do this.    Your proposal is not the proper way to develop this intersection nor is this the highest & best use for our neighborhood, or any neighborhood for that matter.  This intersection sees 50,000 cars per day, and has historically been dangerous in terms of traffic accidents and crime. We are working to improve our neighborhood every day.  We want proper development of this block and an intended use that brings value to our community, not a predatory service that has negative socio economic impact & a track record of being a nuisance to the communities in which they operate, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.   You say you do things the community wants & brings your attention to.  We hope this petition gets your attention.  James Road & Broad Street is the corner entrance to our community & we want it re-developed properly.   Respectfully,Eastmoor & Surrounding Community Supporters.  

Eastmoor Civic Association & Blockwatch
1,458 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to Nicola Beech

Save the Bristol Marina Boatyard - a Piece of Living History

Bristol Marina Boatyard is under threat.  Current plans by Bristol City Council mean that the lease for the complete site may not be renewed.  If the existing boatyard was lost, Bristol Harbour would lose a vital source of services and employment. The city would lose an essential part of its maritime heritage. The history of boat building and repair on the site of the current boatyard goes back to 12th Century Bristol.  It is a piece of living and working history - providing emergency and support services to the harbour, as well as boat-building and restoration for the community.  It is the last facility to lift and repair large vessels including dredgers which are essential to protect the harbour and river from flooding. Bristol City Council want the land to expand the site used by the SS Great Britain.  This would effectively slash the Boatyard in two, making it impossible to service larger vessels and rendering the business nonviable. While this museum is a valuable tourist and educational attraction for Bristol, current plans for the expansion of the SS Great Britain site would have devastating consequences for an actual example of marine history: a living, working boatyard situated next door. Bristol Marina has invested heavily over the years and responded to the needs of the Harbour and community.  Please make room for the Boatyard to continue in its current form.

Kien Leong
23 supporters