The owners of the former North Levittown Lanes site will seek variances from the Hempstead Town Board of Zoning Appeals with the purpose of building an assisted living facility on the property.
The application, listed on the board's Feb. 15 calendar, seeks variances to "construct [a] 3-story building for [an] assisted living facility" at 100 Schoolhouse Rd, with the bowling alley demolished in the process. The plan also seeks variances to limit access to vehicles to a two-lane roadway as well as exceed the allowed square footage of 44,500 square feet. They are also seeking variances for off-street parking.
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and Town Councilman Gary Hudes sent a letter to residents this week. They did not take a position in the letter, but they encouraged residents to participate at the hearing. "Whether you are in favor or opposed to the proposal, we want to ensure that you have an opportunity to have your voice heard," the letter said.
North Levittown Lanes closed in June 2011. Its sister bowling alley, South Levittown Lanes, is located at 56 Tanners Ln.