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Other Islip Town Projects

Windwatch Tower - Hauppauge

This project will be adjacent to the Hamlet Windwatch Golf and Country Club in Hauppauge. The developer, Gerald Monter and The Holiday Organization, seeks to modify its deed for this property. Originally slated for the construction of 150 owner-occupied luxury condominiums, the developer is asking to change their deed so that they may construct 150 rental apartments in two buildings instead. They are proposing one eight-story and one five-story building to be constructed in two phases. The area residents are largely opposed to this change, calling it a “bait and switch” maneuver on part of the developer, who once promised luxury and is now delivering “affordable housing” instead.

On July 11, 2013, the Islip Planning Board reserved its decision.

Knoll Farms
- Brentwood

The developer, BK at Brentwood, proposes to build  234 rental apartments and 10,000 square feet of retail space at the Knoll Farm on Suffolk and Eastern avenues across from the Brentwood LIRR station. The developer claims this Transit Oriented Development is exactly what Brentwood needs to revitalize downtown. Local residents vehemently disagree, expressing concerns that this will not attract young professionals and will instead become another low-income housing development. One resident said the area need jobs, not housing .  "If you want those upscale garden apartments, you've got to attract the young professionals."

On July 25, 2013, the Islip Planning Board reserved its decision on this project. The opposition for this project and the Sagliocca property on Spur Drive (see below) was so strong, the meeting ran until 3am.

Spur Drive - Islip

Developer Mark Sagliocca proposes to build 96 apartments and a storage facility on Spur Drive South and Winganhauppauge Road in Islip. Residents are largely opposed to this project, citing concerns about traffic, the types of residents low-income housing will attract, the impact on the schools, and the basic sentiment that increased development is not desirable for the area.

On July 25, 2013, the Islip Planning Board heard the opposition speak until 3am, at which point they reserved the decision to rezone this property for a later date.

On August 28, 2013, the Islip Town Board announced that, due to the number of objections presented by the residents, the developer withdrew his application. This property is zoned for industrial development and they may return with a new application.

Ronkonkoma Hub
- Ronkonkoma

While the majority of the design for the Ronkonkoma Hub lies in the Town of Brookhaven, the Town of Islip will be responsible for constructing the sewage treatment plant for the Hub. The Suffolk County Legislature included $21 million in funding in its 2013 capital budget for the development of a dedicated sewer district for this project, despite the fact that the developer has not yet acquired the necessary properties nor have any of those properties been rezoned so that the Hub project may proceed. The funding will be repaid by the sewer district after it is built. For more information, visit our Ronkonkoma Hub webpage.

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