Letter: What are Trump's parking plans?

A conceptual rendering of Trump on the Ocean

A conceptual rendering of Trump on the Ocean agreed to by NY State & Donald Trump on June 29, 2012. The view is from the ocean boardwalk looking north. The Central Mall is on the left. Photo Credit: NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

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I have been following with interest the "Trumping" of Jones Beach ["Trumped at Jones Beach," Letters, July 6]. One issue I do not recall seeing addressed is parking.

How many parking spaces are required for an 80,000-square-foot restaurant and catering hall? Will a separate parking garage be built to accommodate Trump events? If so where? Will the existing parking lots, north and east of the site, be used by the Trump facility? If so, will the new guests -- at a capacity of 400 for the restaurant and 1,250 for the catering hall -- strain an already overcrowded location?

Will additional parking be made available for the thousands who have enjoyed Jones Beach for years? Or will they be forced to look elsewhere for a day in the sun or a dance under the stars?

Chris Monzert, Lynbrook


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