I have no idea what happened at the executive session. The main meeting consisted Carla from the BID reading from the Transit Village Criteria and Scoring Guide
Seriously. This is what the agenda consisted of.
Apparently we are 75% compete. We have to submit the whole application by February. Benefits for developers include: State Tax credits and grants that can be applied toward development. Benefits for the town include DOT monies they wouldn’t necessarily have access to.
The 1/2 mile radius from the Seastreak Terminal will make up the proposed area for the Transit Village. To put it in context, its as the crow flies, so approximately to Cedar St. It also goes over to Plum island at Sandy Hook as well as up to Monmouth Hills across Rt 36 and past the Henry Hudson Trail.
Obviously the majority of the radius isn’t actually Highlands. So how that impacts the application isn’t quite clear. So its something we’re going after, what the ‘real’ benefits and limitations has either not been yet vetted or maybe just shared.
There is going to be a public meeting to get resident opinions on how to handle the criteria and get feedback.
Hopefully they will use slides.