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.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Increasing The Degree of Non-Conformity

I object to the major zoning variances because they will increase the degree of non-conformity. The bulk, height, area, an lot coverage will all be increased substantially if these variances are approved.

Please note that the applicant correctly dropped the phrase "legalization of existing structures"
from the application. It now reads "construction of a building." There's a major difference how zoning laws will be applied to a new building as opposed to an existing structure.

There are existing structures that do not conform to zoning currently. Some have argued they are "legal non-conforming," I disagree because the non-conformity is for a single family home, not ancillary church uses.

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