Would You Support a Target in Rocky Point?

Developers pushing for a Target in Rocky Point, but sites still not zoned for use.

The developers for the owner of the vacant Drive-In/Driving Range on 25A in Rocky Point held an information session at Majestic Gardens Monday for proposed development of a Target store.

Three long tables were set up with drawings and schematics along with economic data on the proposed development of a Target in that location. At the informal gathering, interested community members came by and a group against the Target called Dont Target Rocky Point picketed outside and made themselves seen and heard.

The Town of Brookhaven recently won its litigation to keep the zoning of the property to retain its recreational zoning, and . The current zoning does not allow big box stores at the site, but the developers are still pushing for a change in zone despite the loss in the courtroom.

Would you support a Target in Rocky Point? Answer our poll and share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Matthew Lott June 14, 2012 at 05:03 PM
What, don't all of you people understand ? It's not your property. It's Not Town Property. It's private property.
John June 14, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Actually in Bryant Park in NYC they do an outdoor movie night on Monday’s, instead of cars, you bring a blanket, some snacks, and bottle of wine and you watch a classic film (if you don’t pass out from too much wine) Its hugely popular. Trader Joes could host it, Even keep the old marquee and in neon lights “Trader Joe’s Outdoor Theater Presents:” The side of the building could be the theatre screen and the rest of the green area could be a park when not in use as a theatre, maybe the high school could even do some shows there.
Matthew Lott June 14, 2012 at 05:35 PM
It's not your property. It's Not Town Property. It's private property.
Vincent June 14, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Mommy Roe June 14, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Maybe what YOU don't understand is that Lerner-Heidenberg properties bought that property zoned commercial-recreational. THEY are the ones that have been trying to get the zoning changed for the past 24 years. The town and the community have been fighting because it is zoned that way for a reason and should stay that way and ultimately, the courts have supported that. So...private property, yes it is, but that doesn't mean they can do whatever they want there. Just as you or I can't go and build a store on our property because it's zoned residential, not commercial, they can't go and build a Target because it's not zoned commercial. And what, exactly, is your problem with people voicing their opinions on what would be an appropriate, zoning-compliant facility to put there? Maybe if Lerner had listened 20 or so years ago instead of wasting countless taxpayer dollars going to court, there would have been SOMETHING on that site instead of NOTHING!
Matthew Lott June 14, 2012 at 06:39 PM
So tell Lesko and Bonner...it's Their Deal !
T June 14, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Whether or not it's MY property, it is MY neighborhood; the place I live and grew up in. I think I deserve to voice MY opinion. I do NOT want a target in Rocky Point.
Matthew Lott June 15, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Well tell them ! Here is Mark Lesko's web email contact page... http://www.brookhaven.org/ElectedOfficials/Supervisor.aspx Here is Jane Bonner's web email contact page.... http://www.brookhaven.org/ElectedOfficials/BrookhavenCouncilDistrict2.aspx
Elizabeth Patricia June 16, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Just wondering when whoever put up those signs with the scribble about the meeting will take them down! That was almost a week ago and now the signs are taking away from the beauty of our town! Those of you that think Jane Bonner isnt for the people should note that after Jane won the election she was the first to take down her campaign signs--You might say Jane Bonner really cares about cleaning up our town!
Edward Norton June 16, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Nicki is spot on.
Vincent June 16, 2012 at 02:44 PM
She sure is Lerner certainly is not!!
Vincent June 16, 2012 at 02:45 PM
We have thats why its not going to be a Target!!! She represents the people not the developer.
Vincent June 16, 2012 at 02:46 PM
What do you not understand!!!! Thwe people of Rocky Point have spoken time and time again NO BIG BOX STORE !!!!!!
Vincent June 16, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Cant be a BIG BOX store!!! We welcome recommendations for commercial rec options to present to whomever will own the land.
Matthew Lott June 16, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Yeah there Elizabeth, Jane Bonner "really cares about cleaning up our town" ! Oh Yeah ! "Unlike some other states, political signs are categorized as temporary signs like the real estate signs, festival signs, and school event signs that are along the side of the road and must adhere to all the same regulations when they are placed along state's highways in the right-of-way. All temporary signs must be removed within three days of the event. In this case, you should remove political signs within three days of the election." http://goarticles.com/article/Campaign-Yard-Sign-Law-in-New-York/3709768/ Town of Brookhaven Code 57A-10 Political signs. http://www.ecode360.com/BR0012#BR0012
Vincent June 16, 2012 at 04:38 PM
You are getting personal and we are talking about something that it is very clear the COMMUNITY does not want. We are not questioning who your friends are and you don't know us. Stick to the topic Matt. We don't want a Target that is the reality of it. That you seem to want a Target so much seems very odd to me, obviously you have an agenda. Otherwise you would clearly see the traffic, safety and quality of life issues impacted by a big box store. It is not that complicated to undrestand.
Matthew Lott June 16, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Hey Vincent, it is Personal...these particular Political Elites are "doing it to you"...and it ain't raining outside ! They are not doing it to Anyone else ! How much "yellow rain" can you take ?
Vincent June 16, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Then you should be real upset with Lerner who hasn't put in what it is zoned for losing all the tax benefits for 10 years. Get it now?
Vincent June 16, 2012 at 05:49 PM
It will lose jobs as small business would close in the area.
Vincent June 16, 2012 at 06:06 PM
So you are telling me there is no tax benefit to the community for a Target. Great there goes that argument THANK YOU BRAINIAC
Vincent June 16, 2012 at 06:16 PM
You are so way off Matt its sad.
Vincent June 16, 2012 at 06:22 PM
So back to what this about for Donttargetrockypoint, we do not want a big box store there for the reasons we have clearly stated. Lets move on to what it can be in the commercial rec zoning which it is. Some good recommendations have been made lets get some more and hopefully we can spend our time more productively.
Vincent June 16, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Matt we are not concerned about that, we have expressed our reasons very clearly and will continue to do so. It is not that hard to follow.
Elizabeth Patricia June 16, 2012 at 09:18 PM
Matthew you sure have a Lott to say on this matter. It makes a member of the public wonder why you have such an interest in over throwing the courts decision to keep the property comm/rec. Why do you have so many facts that would support Learner, and so much disdain for our elected officials?
Matthew Lott June 16, 2012 at 10:15 PM
You are being exploited by them. Good Luck.
sdog June 19, 2012 at 04:10 PM
I want a Target!!!! Bring it on. There is nothing in downtown Rocky Point and I never shop there anyway. I'd rather drive down the block than have to go to Setauket.
Matthew Lott June 19, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Who is funding you, there, Vincent or Robert LoNigro, or whomever ? What Local Politicians "organized" you ?
Matthew Lott June 19, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Who is "funding" You, there Robert ? What Local Politicians have you met with to organize your Fake "community based" group ?
RockyPointDiver June 19, 2012 at 06:03 PM
Hey Matthew, I just have to ask: Is it my property? Is it Town Property? Is it private property?
Rich Arleo (Editor) June 21, 2012 at 12:58 PM
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