Subscribe to our newsletter

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Town of Huntington Slates Brownfield Review

The Town of Huntington (TOH) has scheduled its first Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) review and is seeking public input.

Brownfields are abandoned, often blighted properties that were once, useful, productive businesses. Many times, the sites include current or former dry cleaners, warehouses, gas stations, and other industrial or commercial parcels. Quite frequently, redevelopment of these properties is hindered by contamination–imagined or real–resulting from a prior use. The potential presence of a pollutant or contaminant makes redevelopment challenging, yet attainable. Very often, commercial developers and investors will not consider brownfield properties because of the environmental hazards that they contain.

Awarded a NYS BOA Program grant to analyze the potential for redevelopment within a designated study area, the TOH targeted several sites in Huntington Station, including the LIRR Parking Lot at the southwest corner of Railroad Street and New York Avenue, the Rotundo site on New York
Avenue south of the railroad tracks, and 1000 New York Avenue. The grant will enable the Town to advance economic development and environmental improvements for the study area while maintaining and enhancing the Huntington Station area.

To move the plan forward, TOH officials contracted a consulting team to carry out activities set forth in the NYS approved workplan. The team, comprised of Gannett Fleming, HR&A Advisors, Inc, and Sustainable Long Island, has already collected site data, examined opportunities for redevelopment, and engaged the Huntington Station community to solicit feedback on the project. Building upon the work accomplished in the first phase of the BOA process, the consultant team will now conduct an in-depth assessment of existing conditions and assets within the study area. The valuation will include an analysis of economic and market trends.

The first Huntington Station BOA Public Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 27, at 809 New York Avenue in Huntington (behind Famous Footwear) from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Read our Comment Tips & Rules

12 comments to Town of Huntington Slates Brownfield Review

  • Debra Cubbedge

    “The team, comprised of Gannett Fleming, HR&A Advisors, Inc, and Sustainable Long Island, has already collected site data, examined opportunities for redevelopment, and engaged the Huntington Station community to solicit feedback on the project.”

    Which part of the team lied about getting community input? This has been kept a very tight secret until one community activist discovered it recently and made it public. Now they’re hiding the meeting at the CYA behind the Big H, hoping no one will find it. I’ll be there.

  • Anonymous

    “The team, comprised of Gannett Fleming, HR&A Advisors, Inc, and Sustainable Long Island, has already collected site data, examined opportunities for redevelopment, and engaged the Huntington Station community to solicit feedback on the project.”

    Which part of the team lied about getting community input? This has been kept a very tight secret until one community activist discovered it recently and made it public. Now they’re hiding the meeting at the CYA behind the Big H, hoping no one will find it. I’ll be there.

  • its true!!!!

    They had community input!!! That woman who fully supported Avalon Bay and her husband are both listed as the community members in Huntington Station. Kim and Tom D’Ambrosio. Other than that the committee members were the usual suspects. Weird thing is we have not heard much from the Huntington Station duo in a long time even though they were avid daily poster on the Patch and many other social media sites.

    Make no mistake about it. The massive downzoning of Huntington Station is not only back it’s bigger and now federally funded. Your tax dollars hard at work screwing you every way they can.

    Can’t wait to see at 9am when Town Hall opens and the usual supports of this get to work and start trolling the internet rags to put the TOH spin on it.

    What names do you think the residents we be called this time? NIMBYS? Radicals? Noise makers? Maybe they will just sic code enforcement on them and ticket them for having illegal solar panels a nice deck or a shed 2 inches too close to a neighbor?

  • Agreed

    Agreed. This is the same attempt to overload crowded areas with scarce resources with dense housing when existing residents can ill afford the subsidized tax burden, and residents are very vocal they don’t want it (which is why this housing is never put to a resident vote). If you haven’t noticed, the county is bankrupt (and the town had to sue the county to maintain their own roads), so taxes must go up…this type of housing will not bring it in, so regular housing must pick up the tab. Look…we understand a need for certain housing, but if you haven’t noticed, we ALREADY have this type of housing in excess thanks to Pius and the HHA, so don’t call us NIMBYS. There are countless acres in other parts of LI with better road infrastructure…even by the LIE in the town were the jobs are anyway. Why not there? This is the 30+ year war residents have fought. The town should seek a tax friendly approach by seeking to make these properties attractive to commercial businesses that 1. pay local tax but are exempt from state tax as a State Empire Tax Zone, 2.get a free lease on the property from the town in exchange to fix it up for commercial use.

  • I know!

    Put it by Berlands house! She supports it and is right off the LIE! Her house butts up to the LIE and should be able to accommodate a huge influx of more people.

    • Get over yourself

      You cant put it near her house. Her neighborhood does not need to be “revitalized”……..ass!

      • housing=revitilization?

        Dear Mr Ass. or ‘get over yourself” however you would like to be referred too. The past 40 years have proved that housing is not a positive influence for revitalization, it aggravates it. So go ahead and mush all sorts of housing in Berlands neighborhood and the Station will take all the Commercial Development they wish to give back to us after razing it over 50 years ago.
        ThankYouVeryMuch.

  • KK

    The Town somehow has this belief that they need to build apartment buildings to make our economy here more viable. They think that bringing in more people will help out the economy. We have such an overload now that this now hurting the actual homeowners here (who are the tax base which supports everything here anyway). They should start favoring the homeowners by reducing the taxes so the residents would have more money to spend and encourage homeownership which should be affordable to anyone with a modest income – not just millionares. Instead, homeowners are gradually fleeing to more afforadable places. All you will have left are Pius houses and apartment buildings.

    • Greed

      KK, I think the vast majority in the town are well aware there is no need for more multi-family/apartment housing in Huntington Station. There is a political machine with lots of dollars behind this that involves the HHA, Commercial Developers, and Private Investors (Pius)that are throwing significant political influence against some of our town politicans wishes as well as have deep pockets to provide campaign contributions to politicians of all levels that support them (we saw this with AvalBay with the County Govt)…they are akin to a super pac. Townships in LI and Westchester have been held hostage by them and residents must fight them…or be prepared for an increase of the existing bad things we already deal with for these properties (increased murder/gun violence, out of control gangs, a financially distressed overloaded hospital, school overcrowding)

  • Anonymous

    No mention of the parcel at Columbia and Railroad as being contaminated.They tore down the old Ricoh building and YDA building to build a bigger and better YDA, but they could not because the land was contaminated.Now the Town wants to build high dendity housing on that tiny parcel.Its not even 3/4 of an acre!! It’s contaminated!! Did the town forget!

  • Joannie C.

    It is PERCEIVED contamination, which does not necessarily make it so!

  • Conerned HS resident

    Legislators Spencer, D’Amaro & Stern were at the General Meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature, Hauppauge. Meeting started at 4p and ended at 10p. Isn’t that what we elected them to do, represent all of us at the county level?

Leave a Reply

 

 

 

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>