(ELMONT, NY) – The Belmont Park Community Coalition (BPCC), The Elmont Parkhurst Civic Association, Elmont Tudor Manor Civic Association and Locustwood/Gotham Civic Association today filed a petition and complaint in Nassau County Supreme Court to halt a massive arena and mega mall project at Belmont Park in Elmont, Long Island. The civic groups are requesting the courts take a hard look at the proposed project.
"The State of New York plans to take up a major redevelopment project for our community. Unfortunately, the State has chosen to ignore the surrounding communities and our concerns about the current redevelopment proposal."- Lori Halop, The Belmont Park Community Coalition
The petition and complaint seeks judgment pursuant to Article 78 of the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules (“CPLR”) and declaratory relief pursuant to section 3001 of the CPLR.
The complaint argues in part "Developers, without any permits, approvals or other legal right to do so, and without apparent objection or prohibition by the Town and/or Town Board, [and] the County Executive and with apparent acquiescence, have repeatedly misappropriated the Belmont Park for its private use”.