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Levittown Property Owner Seeks Variances at Former Hair Studio

The hearing takes place Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. at the Town Meeting Pavilion.

The back of the property on Balsam Lane, where the owner is seeking several variances including the installation of a dumpster and the use of the home for a retail store and apartment.
The back of the property on Balsam Lane, where the owner is seeking several variances including the installation of a dumpster and the use of the home for a retail store and apartment.
Story Updated on Tuesday at 2:10 p.m.

The front of the property is the former Sam Jon's Hair Studio, located at 3696 Hempstead Tpke. while the rear of the home is located in a residential neighborhood on Balsam Lane.

The owner of the property told Patch he's "...just looking to maintain what's there and will work with the neighbors," but declined to comment further.

It is currently listed as a 483.01 property code with the Nassau County Assessor's office, which means "A Residence Which Has Been Partially Converted To Non Residential Use, But The Primary Use Is Still Residential."

The property contains 1,200 square feet and was rent was last listed at $2,400 a month, according to property records on LoopNet.

The home is located within the Island Trees School District and no sales records were found.

Original Story

A Levittown homeowner is seeking several variances to a property on Balsam Lane and Hempstead Tpke., with a hearing scheduled on Wednesday morning at the Board of Zoning Appeals.
 
The owner is requesting to the use the home for a retail store and one apartment, which is not permitted in the LPRD district, as well as requesting to waive off-street parking and a special exception to park in the front yard setback on Balsam Lane and Hempstead Turnpike.

The owner also seeks to install a dumpster with a six-foot high enclosure and the installation of a six-foot high fence which may “substantially obstruct the line of sight."

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Patch user Gerard Ritter said in a post on Patch that residents on the street are opposed to the project. 

“This will impact the quality of life as we know it,” he said. “Although it directly impacts us, remember any approval could directly impact you if a similar situation arises.”

The Levittown Planned Residence District (LPRD) building zone ordinance, which was created in part to “preserve the integrity of the plan of the original Levittown,” puts restrictions on the size of ground floors and building areas, and well as side and rear yard restrictions for homes in Levittown. It can be viewed online here.

The Town of Hempstead will hold a public hearing in the Town Meeting Pavilion, located at One Washington Street in Hempstead on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 9:30 a.m.

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