Mohegan Lake Legal Defense Fund

History of this site

This site was originally set up to fight 3 of 5 zoning variances proposed by the FBC development at Sagamore Trail and Mohegan Ave that eliminates two single family homes while nearly quadrupling the parking and occupancy loads of the old Lakeland Jewish Center. That effort failed and the application is currently before the Planning Board.

While Save Mohegan Lake will continue to update you on that issue, we are moving on to all issues affecting the lake, such as Mohegan Lake Improvement District (MLID) meetings, agenda and budget. This site is not an official mouthpiece for MLID, but some updates will be provided on this site; the official site is located here.

We do it all here, so long as it's Mohegan Lake related. Feel free to submit comments, content, garage sale notices, police blotters, PSA's, essays on the virtues of our 105 acre ice rink, rants, raves, etc... We love it all.


Monday, April 4, 2011

Existing vs Proposed vs Real Parking Requirements

Currently, the site has 60 legal parking spaces (update 4/22/2011: the only plan on file with Yorktown I've been able to obtain only shows 23 approved parking spaces).

The proposed new development will provide 86 legal parking spaces.

The photographs below were taken on 4/3/2011. 98 [!] vehicles were parked on site. Something does not add up. How can we increase the legal occupant load of the church well over 400%, increase legal parking 43% and turn a blind eye to responsible development of an environmentally sensitive, residential neighborhood?

Please note that not only are the quantity of cars an eyesore and nuisance, they pose a grave life-safety risk because the fire department cannot properly access these structures in the event of an emergency; considering that the structures are combustible, that should be of special concern to the community.

It's important to note that the 16 cars labeled above, to the right, are on Shrub Oak Lake Estates beach parking spaces.

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