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Letter: Apartments too dense for Smithtown

The site of Smithtown Concrete on Middle Country

The site of Smithtown Concrete on Middle Country Road in Smithtown, Monday, March 24, 2014. A proposed 260-unit apartment development could replace the concrete manufacturing company in Smithtown if the zoning board approves a request to change the area from light industry to garden apartment. Credit: Steve Pfost

I would like to comment on "Not set in concrete" [News, April 4], which describes a proposed 260-unit apartment development on the site of Smithtown Concrete Products Corp. on Middle Country Road.

There is a tremendous need for such housing for our young people and seniors who otherwise could not stay on Long Island. However, Middle Country Road is incapable of handling the existing traffic load, let alone additional traffic. The traffic along that section of Route 25 is a nightmare.

Maribeth R. Siskind, Smithtown


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