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Port Washington senior housing, restaurant plan OKd

Plans to develop the former Knickerbocker Yacht Club in Port Washington into waterfront senior housing and a restaurant have moved forward.

Wednesday night the North Hempstead Town Board voted 6-0, with one absent, to approve a site plan and special-use permit for the project.

Cord Meyer Development Co. of Queens wants to build The Knickerbocker at Manhasset Bay, a three-floor building with 32 condominiums. A 4,000-square-foot, 41-seat restaurant facing Manhasset Bay would have parking partially below grade. The housing, estimated to be priced at about $750,000 per unit, would be restricted to residents age 62 and older.

The town board added a requirement that the developer retain an engineer to analyze the project’s potential impact on flooding on lower Main Street and the nearby area.
The proposal also needs approval from Nassau County.

At a public hearing Jan. 24, some business owners and residents expressed concerns about flooding, traffic and parking.

 

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