Testing Clarkstown Zoning

(Audio) Meanwhile one of those laws in Clarkstown that deals with building within the town is being put to the test. While Hoehmann wouldn’t comment about the specific case involving the construction of the St. Peter’s Syro-Malankara Catholic Church on Mountainview Avenue in Valley Cottage, he said the town strengthened its zoning codes last year by making churches, schools and commercial operations illegal in residential areas and on town roads…

Audio clip: George Hoehmann         

The law was different back in 2013 when the church purchased the land. Some area residents have opposed the construction of the Church saying it should be in a residential neighborhood. The church’s application is currently before the Zoning Board of Appeals.

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