Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Location: Staten Island
|Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:56 pm Post subject: Proposed School on South Shore See Something Say Something
From Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:00 am to Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:59 am (included)
|There was a major program launched last year to make people more aware
of their surroundings and to report anything suspicious.
While I am aware that this was directed towards terror attacks I think
that it is my civic responsibility to ask the mayor and the School Construction Authority to follow the same policy in response to the proposed building of a school on Crabtree and Bloomingdale Road.
I attended the School Construction Authority presentation last night at Community Board 3's Land Use Meeting.
Residents attended expecting to see a presentation of the planned
What we were presented with was pretty pictures of an environmental
friendly energy efficient school with lots of glass and sunshine.
The presentation included nothing about how the construction would
Traffic congestion (roads are narrow and some even private around the
proposed site and there is another school one block away.)
Parking (nowhere in the presentation was there even a mention of a
parking lot to accommodate teachers and staff)
Child Safety (surrounding streets do not even have sidewalks)
Access (the presentation did not even indicate where on the property the
building would be located nor did it indicate where vehicle access would
This was supposed to be a presentation to assist with collecting public
comments but there was really nothing to comment on.
The School Construction Authority has set a 45 day comment period that began on 12/14. This period which extended over the holidays and ends next week expects us to comment on a proposal that has nothing to comment on.
While we are not against schools the School Construction Authority has another property in Charleston that would be much better suited for this school.
So last night we saw something (albeit not much) and almost all in
attendance said something.
We do not want this school built at this location.
We hope the mayor, the School Construction Authority and all our elected officials are listening.