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Hempstead meets on mall zoning for Roosevelt Field expansion

Town officials say Roosevelt Field and Green Acress

Town officials say Roosevelt Field and Green Acress malls -- the only shopping centers in town defined as regional -- are regulated under separate and wide-ranging zoning requirements. (July 10, 2009) (Credit: Yana Paskova )

Hempstead’s Town board is meeting Tuesday morning about a proposed zoning change that would allow Roosevelt Field mall to expand. Critics say the move would significantly impact traffic, air quality and noise and endanger pedestrians. Hempstead reporter Aisha al-Muslim is sending updates from the meeting. You can also follow her on Twitter @aishaalmuslim.

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