A proposal for construction of a new apartment complex on West Merrick Road is slated for final site development plan review by the village’s Zoning Board of Appeals. The resolution passed by the board of trustees Aug. 16 amended the zoning map, turning a parcel of land in a previously residential and commercial district, known as a C-2 district, into a C-A district, or floating zone.
For the uninitiated in the world of zoning, zoning areas tell developers what can and cannot be built in certain places, but a floating zone change expands the realm of options for specific projects. In this case, it allows a higher-density apartment project sandwiched between a commercial and residential area.
If the plan is approved, and no further modifications are made to it by either the zoning board or the Nassau County Planning Commission, village residents may soon see a new multi-family apartment complex spring up at 360A and 362 West Merrick Road. The sleek, five-story apartment building, named the Promenade 360, would have 36 units, with four studios and a mix of one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments.
“It’s going to be new, high-end apartment building on Merrick Road in a part of the village we’d like to see revitalized,” Trustee Vincent Grasso said.
The project developer, Kay Development LLC, also provided a community benefit of $150,000 in the form of “in-kind work on specific village projects” as part of its agreement, as confirmed by Thomas McAleer, director of the Economic Development Committee in Valley Stream.