2002-07-13 / Letters

Where Is The Infrastructure?

Where Is The Infrastructure?

Dear Editor;

As life long residents of Rockaway, one of whom is fortunate enough to work in Long Beach, we have the opportunity to drive along Old Rockaway Beach Blvd. several times a week. Lately we find ourselves discussing all the construction going on. What concerns us is the impact all of these new houses will have on our peninsula.  There are few empty lots remaining, and those will most likely be sold when a certain price is met. With the huge influx in Rockaway's population sure to follow the completion of the new developments, what is being done about the necessary infrastructure connected to all this construction?  

New sewers, streets, schools, parks, additions to our police, fire and EMS departments, space in Hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, subways, buses, grocery stores, etc. What about the quality of life on our little Peninsula? What has the Community Board and/or Planning Board done to try and mitigate the circumstances, which allow these developers and realtors to line their pockets with little or no regard as to consequences these new homes will have on us all?

Is it possible for the Wave to let us know what's in store as far as upcoming construction in Ocean Pointe and the development starting on Beach 71st Street east to Beach 60 Street. Can the Community Board please publish the outcome of their meetings with these developers, to let the rest of the Rockaways know what specific steps are being taken in terms of planning and infrastructure development?


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