2003-04-26 / Front Page

Eyesore To Become 12 New Homes

Eyesore To Become 12 New Homes

Eyesore To Become 12 New Homes

If developer Paul Ariola has his way, this community eyesore on Beach Channel Drive and Beach 90 Street will one day soon be transformed into 12 three-family attached homes. While environmentalists charge that the new development will cut off sight lines of the bay, developer Ariola told The Wave that he is "just trying to build the homes that people need." Ariola has filed application with the state's Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for permission to build on the bayfront. Matt Burns, a spokesperson for the DEC says that the agency is now taking public comment, a process that will end on May 7. "Right now, our staff's position is that the project meets permitting standards," Burns says, but adds that the agency will look at all of the public comments prior to making a final decision. The permit is necessary because the project will be built in a protected tidal wetlands area.

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