Today was a big day for the Lighthouse Project, as the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County, New York (where the Lighthouse would be built), discussed and "passed" the Environmental Impact Statement for the project. I say "passed" because there wasn't any vote on it, it was discussed and no major problems arose. Although this is a much smaller part of the process that the project has to go through to be approved and to break ground, it is nonetheless a step in the right direction as the project continues its momentum from the previous news just five days ago.
Below is the upcoming steps that the project will have to complete in order to put shovels into the ground, according to Nick at Let There Be Light(house), who was at the town meeting and actually spoke:
- Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Submitted (Lighthouse/Town of Hempstead) - DONE as of this afternoon
- Review period and public comments (Town of Hempstead)
- Final Environmental Impact Statement and Scope (Town of Hempstead)
- Approval of Property Divisions (Nassau County Planning Commission)
- Re-zoning Hearing (Town of Hempstead)
- Lease Negotiations (Nassau County)
- Building Permits Hearing (Town of Hempstead)
- Shovels in the Ground
So some really good news, possibly more later.
- Update: 7:00 PM EST
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