The Elmont community has been patiently waiting. Year after year we wonder what, if anything, will come of the requests for proposals for the redevelopment of the south parking lot of Belmont Racetrack. With no other large area of land available to build anything of any significance, this area has become the one that, depending on what goes there, can make or break our town.
The proposals have ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous. On one end, we have the plan put forth by the Engle Burman Group. They clearly listened to the community and developed a plan that includes a full size supermarket (which presently does not exist in Elmont), three restaurants, a bank, a large box store, a business Costco, an athletic field, a playground for children and a community center with the entire area patrolled by on-site security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their commitment to incorporating green technology and making sure there will be no negative impact on our water and sewer systems, along with addressing the potential impact on traffic within a ten-mile radius further reinforces their commitment to not only giving the town what it so desperately needs but doing so in a way that enhances our community both practically and aesthetically. Recognizing that residential homes line the perimeter of the current parking lot, they have made sure those homeowners will see nothing but full, lovely trees. If brought to reality, this plan would not only bring our area solid, well-paying jobs with growth potential but would be a huge selling point to home buyers.
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One Hundred Years, Mrs. Garnette
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Berthenia was 7days old when on November 13, 1907, Paul
Cornu flew the first helicopter. It flew for only twenty seconds and got five
feet up in the air. Today Berthenia
Garnett is 100 years old. Born in Willington SC,
November 6, 1907 she later relocated to McCormick where she met the late
William Garnett and married December 19, 1928.
Mrs. Garnett has 5 children, 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren
& 1 great-great grandchild.
Shes is a member of the Jamaica Square Improvement League,
and has been a memberEmanuel Baptist
Church since 1941. She was a very active member of the Deaconess
Board, Missionary Circle,
as well as the Choir until her health declined.
Elmont Online Congratulates
Mrs Garnette. She represents the dignity
resilience, longevity and long suffering of a people.