The Town of Oyster Bay is taking the next step in a process which should bring some exciting changes to the downtown Hicksville area, and will host a public meeting on Thursday, May 25th, at 7pm at Hicksville High School to further discuss proposed rezoning of the Downtown area, Councilwoman Rebecca Alesia announced.
“Over the past few years, it’s been my pleasure to engage with the Hicksville community in constructive dialogue about ways to revitalize the Downtown area,” Councilwoman Alesia said. “Along with the recent start of the $121 million project to renovate the Hicksville railroad station, the Town is looking to move forward with the rezoning of the Downtown area. I invite members of the community to come down and contribute to the discussion by participating in the next public meeting that the Town will be hosting on Thursday, May 25, at 7pm at Hicksville High School.
Councilwoman Alesia noted that zoning establishes a framework of regulations to guide land development in a given area, including the types of uses and physical dimensions of buildings that are permitted. Following a series of successful public meetings, a refined zoning concept had been drafted and was presented for the public’s consideration, and was posted to the Town’s website.
“At this meeting, Town representatives will provide a brief overview of the draft proposal for zoning changes in the Downtown, followed by questions and input from residents,” Councilwoman Alesia said. “No final decisions have been made regarding the future of Downtown Hicksville, so please come down to the meeting and take advantage of the opportunity to help shape our future, as we will be taking all perspectives into account in developing a final zoning proposal, which will then be submitted to the Town Board for consideration.”
For more information, contact Councilwoman Alesia’s office at (516) 624-6302 or visit the Town’s website, www.oysterbaytown.com.