2012-10-12 / Top Stories

CB 14 Votes Against‘Transient’Hotel

Pictured is Orr, center, and CB 14 Land Use committee members Hazeron Mohammed and Al Jackson at a meeting last month with the developer. Photo by Miriam Rosenberg.
By Miriam Rosenberg

At their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Community Board 14 voted unanimously against the building of a ‘transient’ hotel on Beach 44 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Delores Orr, the board’s chair, told The Wave, “We hope to meet with Housing Preservation and Development to discuss them purchasing the land from the landowner as they should have done previously.”

The board had previously sent a letter to Mayor Bloomberg explaining their objections to having the hotel built in Edgemere. The board also asked that HPD and the city “keep its commitments and follow through on its obligations to the residents of Rockaway.” HPD was originally supposed to acquire part of the property in question as part of the Edgemere Urban Renewal Area.

This follows a public meeting held last month by CB 14’s Land Use Committee with the landowner and developer Amritpal Sandhu.

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