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.