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.


Saturday, April 2, 2011

"The short answer is, yeah, you can do it."


Wow. That's surprising, to us.

A total of 86 parking spaces are proposed for the new development. Currently 60 legal parking spaces exist to serve the current. Last Sunday, we photographed 97 cars parked around Faith Bible Church.

Is it responsible to enlarge the existing house of worship 400-600% while increasing the legal number of parking spaces 43%? I'm not a mathematician, but that seems a bit extreme.

Expanding the church to 4 stories, effectively quadrupling the occupancy of the new development, adversely alters the character of the neighborhood.

Currently the confluence of Sagamore and Mohegan Avenues exist as the following structures: single family home, single family home, single family home, small house of worship for less than 100 people(legally), single family home, single family home, etc...

To alter the character of the neighborhood so drastically as to allow a 15 foot encroachment into a required 30 foot rear yard is irresponsible.

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