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Legal Action Filed Against New Village Project (Poll)

An action pending against New Village has been filed, say your thoughts in the poll.

New legal action was filed against Patchogue Village regarding Tritec Real Estate Company's  at the Four Corners.

Patch is currently reaching out to get more information and will update soon with more details.

In a phone call with attorney Kevin Brosnahan Monday, who is representing the plaintiffs, he told Patch that the basis of the action is regarding Patchogue Village renewing Tritec's site plan just over a month after the one-year anniversary it was . He said that Village code dictates that the plan should have been renewed at the March 12 meeting, but the Village board chose to table the renewal to April 23.

Should it be the case that the April renewal is invalid, Brosnahan also said that the Village may then also have to revert the zoning of the land due to not having an approved site plan within three-years of the original zoning approval, as dictated by Village code. Brosnahan cited that May 12, 2009 was the date of the original zoning approval.

Previous lawsuits filed regarding Tritec's  to build 291 apartments, 46,000 square feet of retail space and 18,000 square feet of office space to be placed at the Four Corners intersection in Patchogue Village have been .

The plaintiffs of the previous lawsuits and of this current legal action are a group of several local business owners and residents including the ,  and .

Patchogue Village Trustee Tom Ferb posted a about the legal action, requesting that the plaintiffs drop the legal action.

Patch is currently reaching out to get more information and confirmation on details of the legal action, but in the meantime what do you think? Vote in the poll below and tell us in the comments.

dgs June 05, 2012 at 03:51 AM
I guess these morons don't know where "4 Corners" is!
dgs June 05, 2012 at 03:56 AM
The "DEstruction" is taking place at Lake st.& Havens av.. Hey, close enough ,right?
Madford Resident June 05, 2012 at 12:11 PM
Patchogue Village definately doesn't need more apartments & cars!
VillageResident June 05, 2012 at 12:44 PM
The Tritec project will tank downtown Patchogue. Parking will be impossible if this project ever moves forward. It will cost existing merchants business and be a dark cloud hanging over all of Patchogue. We don't 291 need more apartments in the center of town. There will be nowhere for regular downtown visitors to park. Tritec is ill conceived and being shoved down our throats. Let the Tritec project die and let's get a rational plan in place.
glenn June 05, 2012 at 12:56 PM
How stupid I guess a vacant building is exactley what the town needs.
Judy Pepenella June 05, 2012 at 01:26 PM
I remained concerned with parking and traffic issues. Something needs to be done at the 4-Corners site; however, we must look at the size and scope of the final project AND the ramifications the end result will bring! Yes Tritec did reduce the project; but in a Village where we already have too many empty new units open I still ask why do we need 291 more units? In recent discussions the Mayor has stated needing more parking is a good problem. Building another parking lot or putting in parking meters is not the answer to our growing issue. I respect the monies already spent by Tritec; however we the resident and current business owners will pay more in the end.
living in patchogue June 05, 2012 at 02:07 PM
the four corners is a positive thing for patchogue, residents bring money which will be spent in the local bussinesses, we presently looking at an eyesore at four corners let the construction begin. as for the parking i go for a walk evey eve. on main street and i have never seen a parking problem main street may be full at times, but there is always plenty of parking behind main street. what about the court buliding that lot is empty every night, park get out of your car and walk a little it is great for your health!
MFusco June 05, 2012 at 04:58 PM
The building(s) located at this controversial site have been an eyesore for many years, are not up to code regarding asbestos and lead and are certainly not energy efficient. Starting from scratch at this location will bring Patchogue into the 21st century. Some say there is no need for so many apartments, but more good, affordable, energy efficient housing that is within walking distance of the LIRR will bring the kind of people and families that sustain a community and help it grow.
jared June 05, 2012 at 05:34 PM
whenever i'm in patchogue, the lot behind the brick house is full, while the lot behind BBQ and the library are almost empty.... there isn't a parking problem, there is just a problem with laziness. BTW these kinda lawsuits clog the system up and waste taxpayer money.
jared June 05, 2012 at 05:35 PM
just because of this, i may not go to the brickhouse anymore. good thing we have BBQ and tap, no cover anyway
jared June 05, 2012 at 05:36 PM
theres plenty of empty parking south of M highway and behind the library..
The Swezey Building has been empty and stagnant for years. If it has asbestos in it, then I would think that it is dangerous to the public for the building to remain standing. If this is true, then I personally opt for the building to be torn down. Asbestos causes too many health problems and this shouldn't be minimized. Letting that building stand empty and slowly deteriorate and crumble is a no no. Growth and change is a positive thing. It's what makes the world go round. Some would prefer the building to stand and stay empty. We have this wonderful Village with a renewed Main Street that is full of life until you cross paths with that building. Naysayers thought Artspace wouldn't be a success. As a resident and volunteer that is very active and involved in many projects that have brought people to share in Patchogue's success, I firmly believe that the New Village project would be a success as well. The new residents there could bring in new revenue for many of the businesses on Main Street along with the possibility of renting a few of the empty stores. Endless positive opportunities could come from the New Village Project. Let's move forward please~~
Judy Pepenella June 05, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Jared, I agree currently there are spots on the south side of Main Street. However, realize that when there are residents living in units with only 1.3 parking slots available to them, those empty spots will fill quickly. I feel we MUST do something with this location AND be honest and fair to all the residents and businesses at the same time. Hind sign is wonderful, but once completed, we will then need an additional parking lot, beyond the one being planed across from Jennings Firehouse. The intelligent direction and most logical solution for all sides is not to build another lot after the fact, but to incorporate what is needed in the initial construction.
mike lewis June 05, 2012 at 08:10 PM
come on folks lets get on with the village plans,enough already
Ray June 05, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Enough already. The voters spoke in the last election overwhelmingly. Let get going.
Jennifer June 05, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Enough is enough! The four corners is currently an eyesore, and Tritec has a perfectly viable plan to improve it. Though the plan might not be perfect to all, it is most certainly the most progressive move made by the town in years. In addition, the community clearly spoke in favor of this development in the last election. Brickhouse and others seem to be motivated by their own interests, and need to let it go; I will no longer support their businesses. With regards to parking, there is currently plenty (I've NEVER had trouble) so long as you're willing to walk more than three steps. Port Jefferson, a truly successful town, has parking issues. We should be so lucky as to have the problem of too vibrant a town! Is mediocrity all we're striving for? Common... let's move forward for goodness sake!
jared June 05, 2012 at 10:31 PM
These kinda lawsuits are killing business in america. In other countries when they want to build something, they throw the shovel right in the ground. Instead of waiting years for permits and lossing loads of money fighting frivolous law suits.
drew June 06, 2012 at 01:17 AM
woudnt make sense instead of law suits to spend that money and energy on making more improvements to the village??? new village may be one of the best things to happen in the village and the blighted four corners, if investors thought a hotel would have worked they would have built it. as for the parking issue there is always plenty of parking behind main street, walking is good for you and gives you the chance to meet people and see what the main street shops have to offer lets get on with the construction instead of lawsuits spend that money on some nice new benches for main street it would improve main street and that way the people who cant walk two blocks from there car will have a place to sit and rest.
VillageResident June 06, 2012 at 02:35 AM
Just think ... 291 new apartments. Wait until there are 500 or more extra cars are continually parked downtown and then tell me we have enough parking. This Tritec project is ill conceived and should be redesigned!
CCOP June 07, 2012 at 12:41 AM
As the last owner occupide home owner on Lake St. , I would ask TRITEC to build a tier parking facility to resolve the parking problem. If I remeber right this was in the original plans. If this is not feaseable then purchase the slumlord homes that exist on Lake street and tear them dowm. I still feel that the congestion on Lake st. will cause traffic problems. I Can't wait for the Live after Five's after the TRITEC project is comlpete.
Fed Up Patch June 09, 2012 at 02:54 AM
You are really talking about one corner. Two corners are pawn shops and one is a realtor/attorney. People do not flood into Patchogue for the pawn shops or the realtor/attorney. Let's be honest about this.

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