East Hills officials are opposing a plan to add a pizza restaurant in Greenvale, citing the potential for parking, noise and odor complaints.
The Town of North Hempstead’s Board of Zoning Appeals will review the plan, in which developer Bohler Engineering of Hauppauge is proposing an Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza at 90 Northern Blvd. in Greenvale.
The developer is seeking a conditional use permit to convert retail space for food use. The shopping center, at Northern Boulevard and Town Path Road, is located outside of the village. Still, East Hills leaders say village residents who border the site have complained.
"The area is very congested," East Hills Mayor Michael Koblenz said. "We already have a Wendy’s, a Burger King, two Chinese restaurants, and a Moe’s in the area, we’re just adding more to it."
Bruce Migatz, attorney for the applicant, said the village’s claim was without merit, adding that a ruling against the pizzeria, which he said can seat up to 92 diners, "is tantamount to a finding that a restaurant-bar is an undesirable use."
The zoning board did not act on the matter, saying it would reserve its decision.