Hold the Date 10/3/2012: Public Hearing on Rezoning the Site of the Levittown Grandstand & Press Box
On Wednesday, October 3, 2012, Crocus Lane Estates, LLC and Josato, Inc will be petitioning the Hempstead Town Board to rezone the Levittown property on the former location of the Long Island Motor Parkway and Vanderbilt Cup Race grandstand and press box. This meeting was postponed from the September 4, 2012 date.
The public meeting will be held at the Hempstead Town Hall, 1 Washington Street beginning at 10:30 AM.
I encouraged all involved people to attend the meeting and express their opinions.
The Hempstead Town Board resolution concerning the petition from Crocus Lane estates and Josato, Inc.
The rezoning petition requests that the Hempstead Town Board allow a 50-unit condo complex to be built in the middle of a residential community.
This 2012 Bing Map shows the area that will be the subject of the September 4th meeting.
As seen in this 1993 Levittown sign, the effort to preserve this area has been ongoing for over 18 years.
The historic Vanderbilt Cup Race grandstand on the Long Island Motor Parkway (1908 to 1910)
A 1928 Motor Parkway Atlas showing the location of the grandstand.
A 1910 view looking east to the Jerusalem Avenue Motor Parkway.
A 1908 view looking west. Over 15,000 spectators watched the race in this area.
This historic photo show George Robertson driving "Old 16" Locomobile to victory in the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup race. It was the first American car to win a Vanderbilt Cup Race.
A unique view of the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race from the grandstand.
The #18 Alco Black Beast winning the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race.