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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Board approves zoning changes for Green Acres
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Christina Daly/Herald
Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream is one of two regional shopping malls in the Town of Hempstead that is subject to new zoning requirements.

Also included in the legislation are guidelines setting maximum building height at 75 feet, and the number of stories at four. A flat rate for the minimum number of parking spaces to be provided was added as well. For every 1,000 square feet of gross leasable area, 4.5 parking stalls are required so long as no more than 10 percent of the GLA is used for restaurants or theaters.

Additionally, no regional shopping malls are permitted to exceed a total floor area of 3.6 million square feet. Roosevelt Field currently stands at 3.22 million square feet.

“The regional shopping mall legislation passed by the Hempstead Town Board today marks an important step in controlling the size and growth of major shopping malls in our area,” said Supervisor Kate Murray. “The new law also establishes reasonable parking restrictions for these retail centers.”

The report was presented in August and a public hearing was held in September.

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