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Legoland Poses Ramifications, Worries Residents

The view of Echo Ridge from Arcadia Road showing the area Legoland proposed to build its theme park on. (photo provided)

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The view of Echo Ridge from Arcadia Road showing the area Legoland proposed to build its theme park on. (photo provided)

By Eugenia Moskowitz

A growing number of Goshen residents are concerned that the Goshen Town Board denied a 380-unit high-density housing project on the proposed Legoland site on April 25, but appears to be fast tracking the much larger Legoland proposal, which came to the fore just after the housing development was disapproved.

Goshen Supervisor Doug Bloomfield, according to town meeting minutes from that April meeting, said: “Goshen is a town with historic charm and beauty, bringing in more traffic is a deterrent to the quality of life. And water has always been an issue. We don’t have an overabundance of water.”

At the time, the town board also denied the site’s zoning be switched from RU (rural) to HR (hamlet residential), which the developer required in order to build high-density residential houses and commercial strips. Hamlets are defined not as political entities with governing boards, but as areas of population density governed by the village or town boards in which they are located.

“Hamlets are not a good idea for the Town of Goshen,” Councilman Kenneth Newbold said at the meeting.

To read the full article see the Friday, Aug. 19 editions of The Sentinel and Orange County Post.

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