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Talk Back: Islip Pines Proposal

Following Thursday's meeting at Islip Town Hall, Patch wants your thoughts on how development of the property in Holbrook could impact the local community.

This past Thursday, local residents and business owners at a meeting of the Islip Town Board to voice their opposition to the Islip Pines Proposal, a mixed-use development on 136 acres of land in Holbrook.

As reported by Patch, Bill Etts, president of the , noted his concern that retail business in downtown areas such as Sayville will be “sucked out of Main Street.”

Some local residents who spoke at the Islip Town Board meeting said they were also worried about added congestion while others were unhappy about the proposal to construct a hotel.

While those in attendance at the Town Board meeting raised a number of concerns about the possible development of Islip Pines, Patch wants to hear from you. Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Allen Wone March 27, 2012 at 07:16 PM
To all: Islip Town Board is taking public comments regarding this proposal until April 2. Write your Town Board to oppose this development in its current design. Write to Supv. Croci, Councilpeople Bergin-Weichbrodt, Senft, Cochrane, Flotterton at 655 Main Street, Islip, NY 11751
john b March 28, 2012 at 10:54 AM
You are absolutely right. This is a horrible proposal put forth by another greedy developer. Communicating with our elected officials through letter writing and VOTING is all we have. Sending my letters out today.
Hiram Walkers March 31, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Ever since the Republicans took back control of Islip Town, they are once again trying to shove these big box developers down our throats. There are at least 100 empty stores along Main Street (Montauk Highway) empty. out of business or for Rent. Just across the street at the Broadway mall are empty stores. On the other side of Sunrise is that ugly Flea market. Just a 1/4 mile away is a completely empty strip shopping center. Mr Croci should listen to the people and stop listening to his big business pro developers. Otherwise it will be a very short term.

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