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The fact is, we need 41,429 affordable units to meet the ever-growing demand. A policy solution can’t be wrapped in a feel good online presentation, helmed by the developers and housing advocates.

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      The following is a quick summary of proposed land use at the former Cerro Wire Factory site in Syosset being pitched by Oyster Bay Development LLC. On Thursday, April 2, the informational website www.SyossetPark.com will be launched, complete with images, specs and information presented below. Residents will be able to...
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    • Here’s A Bright Idea: Turn Shoreham’s Old Nuke Plant Into A New Cargo Port

      The following appeared in the Long Island Press. You can read the original piece here. With proper analysis and data-driven urban planning, the key to Long Island’s economic future may just require a mile more of roadway and a new purpose for a decommissioned nuclear power plant. In a report...
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    • Let’s Be Smart About Where Long Island Places Multifamily Housing

      The following was written for the Long Island Press. The piece can be read here. Millennials. The Brain Drain. Jobs. What do these terms all have in common? Apparently, the connection is multifamily housing. According to proponents, multifamily housing will allow Long Island to retain its millennials, who are reportedly...
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    • Heartland Town Square Proposal Is Too Big For Only Islip Town Board’s Approval

      The following was written for The Long Island Press. You can read the piece here. Could one small township have the power to approve the largest development project in Long Island’s history? That seems to be what’s shaping up for Jerry Wolkoff’s ambitious Heartland Town Square for the former Pilgrim...
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    • Now Is Not the Time to Electrify More LIRR Tracks

      The following was written for the Long Island Press. You can read the piece here. The latest proclamations by a Suffolk County town and village to help spark improved Long Island Rail Road service in Suffolk County aren’t as electrifying as they might appear. In fact, they seem shockingly short-sighted....
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I am a Long Islander who shares my passion with the rest of the Island.

The goal of my writing is to put both my education and experience in land use to work. I feel that Long Island’s residents are the most important resource this region has. Long Island has complex challenges that unfortunately, have been the status quo for decades.

In 2010, I set out to create a public resource for information on Long Island’s land use issues, available to all who are interested. The Foggiest Idea was created to provide simple, easily approachable insights to Long Island’s complex issues.

 

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