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Report: Upper Port Jefferson Plan is on Schedule

Newsday reports that comprehensive plan is moving forward.

A comprehensive plan for the village including a proposal for Upper Port Jefferson is moving forward, according to a report in Newsday.

"The village’s planning committee reviewed with the board comments about the Upper Port Jefferson component of the comprehensive plan to control development near the train station, which has a large commercial presence," said the newspaper in its story.

The plan was developed by Michael Schwarting and Frances Campani, local architects and village residents and presented to the village board in February. They presented their plan that studied the area and proposed architectural and zoning changes.

Related: Read Patch's full story on the proposed revitilization plan for Upper Port Jefferson.

Mayor Margot Garant was quoted in Newsday as saying that there is an "overwhelming consensus... that something has to happen in Upper Port Jefferson." She said the plan is "on track."

To read the full report on Newsday's website click here.

Frank Raffaele December 26, 2012 at 07:18 PM
I hope the plan includes some form of tax relief otherwise the "plan" will probably drive up property values thus drive up taxes which are already high enough.
greencap December 26, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Well it seems that Patchague has a more liberal approach to things. Do you think Port Jefferson would ever allow something like Alive after Five? Never. People here already complain about motorcycles, bars, and noise. I think Patchague did it all right. They have businesses that cater to visitors and also businesses that sell stuff that people other than what 50 year old + women would buy as in here. In addition the people who have recently moved there have done so because they WANT to live in a vibrant downtown area. Here we have residents who want to have a beautiful downtown but want gated community cul de sac levels of traffic and sound. Or residents that in their younger years moved here to appreciate the downtown nightlife and restaurants but have since became older and more intolerant of it. I think the uptown is a good place to do a transformation like Patchague. if affordable, nice apartments were built there you would have a ton of students living there as it is a 15 min train from SBU. Then maybe we can make a place for less stuffy people to live and hang out. There is a lot of potential there.
greencap December 26, 2012 at 09:52 PM
They should also widen the sidewalks from downtown all the way up to uptown. I have walked up the hill to go to Tara's etc and it is dark, and you have to duck under poorly trimmed shrubs to walk on the sidewalk. Then when it snows you see people walking in the street because the property owners beautifully clear their giant driveways yet leave the sidewalk covered with snow against town ordinance.
Mels Ditties December 27, 2012 at 02:15 PM
I would luv to know which plan they are referring to and what "on track" means...The plans that I have seen have been so "pie in the sky" (walking paths & gardens, taking over streets and rerouting traffic) it is quite unbelievable to think it is one of those plans...."on track" in the past has meant "we are ready to spend a bunch more money to have yet another plan designed"....The PTB have been talking about changes for years and the only changes that have happened are for the worse!...
Mels Ditties December 27, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Greencap...the open area, the defunct car wash & the old cabinet makers building have been purchased by a developer and plans have been submitted for brandy new apartment building to be built on Texaco Ave (it runs behind Main, between Sheep Pasture & Linden)...Last meeting was to obtain a variance to allow a 10ft drop back from the street vs the codded 20 ft....I understand these developers are the ones who built the apts over CVS downtown...The target rental occupants are Stony Brook grad students & professors....IF/WHEN that is built, I'll bet you will see lots of improvements uptown...

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