Town Board to Weigh Big Development in Plainview

Public hearing on future of Wang property scheduled for April 29 at Mattlin Middle School.

A controversial Plainview development plan on the sprawling Wang property is slated for a public hearing later this month.

The Oyster Bay Town Board will conduct the zoning hearing to weigh the potential development of 143 acres of property off Old Country and Round Swamp roads, the site of the former Plainview Sanitarium.

The town's hearing, set for 7 p.m. at the Mattlin Middle School on Monday April 29, is open to the public. Various proposals for the site, once owned by Nassau County and used as an office complex, have met stiff resistance in Plainview.

The petition now under consideration by the town comes from a group called Plainview Properties, SPE, LLC and Beechwood POB LLC, the developers for property owner Charles Wang. 


The zoning changes would allow the developers to build a multi-family residences for families and seniors as well as certain business uses. The plan calls for 890 housing units and 114,330 square-feet of commercial space. Town officials said about 44 acres of land would be dedicated to the Town of Oyster Bay for park and recreation use.

Tonianne April 19, 2013 at 05:56 PM
The developers (Beechwood LLC)are trying to solicit signatures in favor of this development . Is this legal or fair?
das46 April 20, 2013 at 11:04 AM
Actually the people that I met from Beechwood answered a lot of my questions. I think that is a good thing
C. Lewinters April 20, 2013 at 11:54 AM
I found out that if Beechwood cannot do this community then Charles Wang can build an office building that is over 400,000 square feet. Something will be built there
Tonianne April 22, 2013 at 01:24 PM
I would rather have an office building. If they build homes, are they building their own school too. Our schools can't accommodate that many new families. They are also being very sneeky and saying Wang has nothing to do with this. And the developers are forcing their employees to get at least 10 signatures from town residents.
Tonianne April 22, 2013 at 01:24 PM
They actually have to meet a quota of 10 signatures.


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