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Weigh In: 46 Homes on 17 Acres

Do you think the proposed development makes sense?

The Glen Cove City Council heard a variety of reactions Thursday from residents for and against - some passionately so - the proposal to build 23 duplex buildings on 17 acres in the northeast corner of the Glen Cove Mansion property.

Concerns were raised that the 46 individual homes would not sell for the $1 million price tags the developer is saying will be a property tax revenue booster for the city.

A number of residents who live near the site spoke up with skepticism about the density and visibility of the planned development.

Others conceded that it may be a move the Mansion needs to make in order to remain a viable commercial entity, and to preserve the historic former Pratt estate building and surrounding grounds.

What do you think about the proposal? Let us know in the comments section.

Sean McCalmont October 02, 2012 at 06:23 PM
More open space gone, is this the north shore or Queens ? lets start building homes in Welwyn next.
cc October 02, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Was the mayor promised one?
Sonna October 02, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Can't imagine that these would actually fetch about a million apiece... they are duplexes. Even if they need to develop the land to "protect" the mansion, I am pretty sure that fewer, well-made single family homes would be a much better idea (and probably more widely accepted).
Bob Molerio October 03, 2012 at 10:15 AM
Make the homes smaller and make the lot size at least 1 acre.
Thoughtful Input October 03, 2012 at 12:19 PM
Appears to be a good design as long as the balance of the green space of the mansion is maintained in the future. However, it has nothing to do with long term viability of the Mansion as it is a one time cah out.
Catuzza October 03, 2012 at 01:13 PM
More tax revenue was the argument for all past big developments. It has not worked here it has never worked anywhere: the cost of more people far outweighs their home tax revenue.
Tim Chamberlain October 03, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Dosoris Pond Highway!
Meri B. Kassner October 03, 2012 at 02:31 PM
How about some affordable housing for the 30 something set who can't afford anything else but want to stay?

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