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.


Friday, September 30, 2011


If the developer's engineer, Site Design Consultants, report is to be believed, then the developer would require 128 parking spaces to support an occupant load of "344" people at a ratio of 2.7 persons per parking space. Please note that the 128 parking space requirement is based on THE BEST occupant to parking space ratio--2.7 cars per occupant. THE WORST ratio observed by Site Design Consultants' was 2.3 cars per person. That ratio would require 150 parking spaces to support a load of "344" people.


You can enlarge the image below to review Site Design Consultants' parking analysis; if you click on that image a second time, it will enlarge even more.

To allow the developer a zoning variance that allows an three fold increase in the legal occupant load knowing that the developer already parks 90 cars on the site occasionally is wrong. That's elementary math and don't need an architecture or planning degree to understand that 90 cars is more than the proposed 86. Additionally, "344" occupants is significantly more than the legally allowed 100 people, max, 3 hours a day 3 DAYS A YEAR.

Let's talk about the historic character of the neighborhood.

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