Deny zoning variance and protect Richmondtown freshwater wetlands, PLSI tells city Board of Standards and Appeals.
Read the February 12, 2018 letter below:
Honorable Margery Perlmutter, R.A. Esq
New York City Board of Standards and Appeals
250 Broadway, 29th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Re: BSA calendar number: Appeals Calendar 2017-193-A thru 2017-199-A Property address: 9,10,11,12,14,15,17 Tulepo Court Block 2260, Lot(s) 4, 10, 60, 62, 64, 66, 68, Staten Island
Dear Chair Perlmutter:
On behalf of the Preservation League of Staten Island, I’m writing to express our opposition to the above BSA application 2017-193-A thru 2017-199-A.
The League opposes the application for the following reasons:
the property abuts an un-mapped street which lies within a designated and mapped Freshwater wetland, which is also part of nearby Richmond Creek watershed. Loss of additional permeable natural areas would exacerbate neighborhood flooding
the application is contrary to area’s current R 1-2 zoning
the existing neighborhood infrastructure cannot currently handle present traffic volume. Additional development would severely over tax and burden the local roadway system.
Given Staten Island’s unique topography and neighborhood composition, the continual granting of BSA waivers in the greater Richmondtown neighborhood and elsewhere is causing irreparable damage to both the natural and built environment.
We urge the Board to deny this application. Thank you.
John Kilcullen, Board of Directors