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Hotel development imperiled by Bayville mayor

October 29, 2018 01:12PM

Bayville Mayor Robert De Natale wants to stop the development of a 23-key hotel by repealing zoning code changes made by the previous administration, according to Newsday. The developers behind the project are Ward Capital Management LLC of Dobbs Ferry, Euroamerican Funding Group LLC of Chappaqua and the property owner Leonard Gross. Capital plans to invest $30 million in the project and is also looking to to redevelop the nearby Tides Motor Inn, which would operate under the same entity as the hotel in question. De Natale was elected in June on a platform that opposed the project, calling it out of character for the area. He wants to repeal zoning changes enacted by the former mayor, which had allowed the project to proceed. “People moved here for a single-family community feeling,” he told Newsday, adding that “We could find better uses for that property.” The village will have a hearing about repealing the code on Nov. 26. [Newsday]