Public Session to Examine Development Proposal in Melville

The Huntington Town Board and the Long Island Association are hosting a “listening session” Thursday night on potential development of part of Melville.

The session, scheduled for 6 p.m. at Bank of America, 300 Broadhollow Road, will review the “Melville Employment Center,” a proposal to boost economic development in the industrial and commercial area in Melville along New York State Route 110. Part of the plan includes housing and mixed-use of space.

The plan was developed in 2016; of the five members of the Town Board credited in the report, only Gene Cook is still in town government.

Residents are encouraged to share their thoughts and opinions with the Town Board.

The Town Board voted down the idea of an overlay district in the area last December, after an attempt to have both a public hearing and a vote on a proposal the same day.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to add affordable housing to a business district that has an abundance of space and parking available,” said Hunter Gross, president of the Huntington Township Housing Coalition. “This project is vital for the economic stability of our Township and will help teachers, fire fighters, EMT, health care workers, seniors, and young people who grew up here, find much needed housing.”




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