The Town of Smithtown is in the process of launching its Comprehensive Plan to shape the physical, social, environmental, and economic future of the Town. It will serve as a guide for the development of the community by providing a framework for preserving the Town’s character and appearance, ensuring its diversity, supporting investment, and promoting desired change. It also provides the legal basis for control over future development, land use planning policy, and zoning changes
Toward this end, the Town held several public meetings in each hamlet of Smithtown during March and April to spread the word and elicit residents’ thoughts and ideas on topics such as transportation, parking, environment, land use, community facilities and parks, and historic preservation. Among those present and available to answer questions and concerns were Supervisor Wehrheim, Councilman Tom Lohmann, Planning Director Peter Hans, and representatives from the engineering and architectural firm of H2M.
Topics of particular interest to the FSA included the third Dejana property on the corner of Townline and Pulaski Roads, repair of Bread and Cheese Hollow Road, and the proposed Indoor Organic Waste Facility on a 64-acre site on Old Northport Road in Kings Park. Residents of Fort Salonga must remain involved and vigilant on these issues and others (like the Kings Park sewer project) as Smithtown finalizes its Master Plan.