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Readers Input: Best Plan For Bavarian Inn Land?

We ask Patch readers to offer their sound advice on how to best utilize the land underneath boarded up inn.

Last night local civic organizations, including the Nesconset-Sachem Civic Association and Suffolk County Leg. John M. Kennedy presented a bulleted list of possible land use options for the land sitting underneath the shuttered Bavarian Inn.

According to Kennedy, the county intends to seize back the land from the owner of the inn after they neglected to pay approximately $300,000 in back taxes.

If and when the county does take possession of the land, local civics want to be ready to swoop in and find ways to blend the property into the surrounding parkland on either side of the abandonded business.

Nesconset-Sachem Civic Association President Fred Gorman asked the audience to think about what they would like to see done with the land. We're asking likewise.

Tell us in the comments section below how you think the land would be best put to use. We'll use your comments for a wrap-up story later in the week.

jeremiah bullfrog February 26, 2013 at 09:19 PM
its too bad that the area is littered with lowlifes, that really limits any business that would succed there. On more than 1 occasion I saw pillheads/crackheads asking for money in Little Vincents parking lot on a Saturday night. Perhaps that alone helped The Bavarian Inn fail
Vito DeMola February 27, 2013 at 05:57 AM
Canoe/kayak rentals, or some kind of electric boats pulling tubers would be fun. Realistically it will be another area that people fill with litter.
Jan Porinchak February 27, 2013 at 09:10 PM
There is no sense in rebuilding there. It will just flood out again, when we go through another natural cycle of heavy rain and high water table. I agree (as someone who enjoys fishing and outdoor activities) that Canoe and rowboat rentals would be a good choice. Also a fishing dock, such as can be seen at Gibbs Pond in Smithtown. I live in Kings Park, but do make the trip to Lake Ronkonkoma to fish on occasion. I'd visit more often if that area was cleaned up, made user friendly, and if the natural habitat was restored and enhanced. If you create an attractive park area, the "low lifes" will leave, and local residents will visit.
Mamaof2 March 11, 2013 at 04:28 PM
I agree< it would be nice to have a Canoe or rowboat rental. It would have to be buitl up so it doesnt flood in that area. Also would be nice as a park. Nassau has so many nice lil parks. Even a Spray Park would be nice that the town residents can use. It would bring families and much needed tourism. Bring Lake Ronkonkoma back to what it used to be. Look at the past history..old photos show families enjoy the lake, fishing, canoeing. I still love looking at the picture which shows a giant Slide in the lake. That looked like so much fun. Anyway Anything that they do there would have to be an improvement from what it looks like now. Its so sad. :(
Jan Porinchak March 11, 2013 at 10:57 PM
Yes, a boat rental facility and fishing dock would be great. It would have to be built as an elevated dock structure to accommodate the occasional but inevitable flooding. (btw, when it's flooded up to the brush, the fishing is best there!) Perhaps there could even be a bait and tackle concession there. And yeah, what would be wrong with a water park like we have in Smithtown. Again, investing in the infrastructure will discourage negative activities, and inspire stewardship of the park.

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