Saturday, April 30, 2011

LI not as eager to approve overdevelopment

From the NY Times:

In the last five years, 33 projects with 4,000 residential units adjacent to transit have been approved across the Island, said Eric Alexander, the executive director of Vision Long Island, a nonprofit planning group. “Half are either built or under construction.”

Not surprisingly, they are the less grandiose ones. Mr. Wang also had a plan for the area around the Nassau Coliseum, a $3.74 billion project on 77 acres, with 2,300 residential units, two 35- to 40-story office towers, a 300-room hotel, restaurants and shops. The Town of Hempstead scrapped the plan last year.

Prospects similarly fizzled for Suffolk County’s $400 million Legacy Village project on 250 acres in Yaphank, which envisioned 1,000 affordable units, shops, and a solar-powered high-tech industrial park.

Also, after nine years and an infusion of $70 million cash, approval still eludes the developer Jerry Wolkoff’s proposed Heartland, a $4 billion, 452-acre town center with 9,000 residences on the site of the Pilgrim State Psychiatric Center in Brentwood.


Anonymous said...

Wow looks like Roosevelt Avenue - except it needs bike lanes to compete with trucks .... and pink stucco with silly balconies ... and mystery meat taco trucks ... well all those high end stores with happy colors .... and of course, a big fat dirty elevated train down the middle of the street.

Or, sorry, just teasing.

Describing Jackson Avenue and 31st Street in about 20 years.

Anonymous said...

All the crap from Queens & brookly is moving out to LI - it a natural progression form the previous generation that is already there.

Anonymous said...

Good, now all those Long Islanders who come into Queens to do all their overdeveloping will get a taste of their own medicine!