The Seaford Board of Education approved an amended contract at its Thursday night meeting with a developer proposing 55 and older condominium units at a former elementary school property that will now be decided in a Dec. 12 referendum vote.
The revised contract with BK at Seaford, LLC for its condo proposal at the Seaford Avenue School property now stipulates that all units contain at least one person age 55 and older, restricts school-aged children from living there forbids any rentals.
BK at Seaford, a subsidiary of The Engel Burman Group in Garden City, requested that the contract be adjusted for its planned 100-113 condo units on the 5.66 acre property to address community concerns raised at an informational meeting on Oct. 4 about assurances that the complex will be for 55 and older residents.
As a result of the contract being amended, the school board postponed its previously scheduled Oct. 16 referendum vote and on Thursday night set a new date of Dec. 12 to decide the proposed $5.2 million sale of the district-owned land.
Chris Venator, attorney for the Seaford school board, said the amended contract also includes a restricted covenant that requires all future usage of the Seaford Avenue School property be 55 and older condominium units regardless of who owns the land in the future.
If voter approval is granted on Dec. 12, the "Seasons at Seaford” development would consist of 100 to 113 two-bedroom units that would be sold in the 350,000-$400,000 range and first offered to Seaford School District residents and their parents.
The facility would also include a central clubhouse with a fitness center and outdoor pool. The Engel Burman Group has recently built two similar “golden age” residential communities in East Meadow.
The 1939-built Seaford Avenue School closed in 1981 and was leased to Five Towns College from 1982-1992 and Nassau BOCES from 1992-2010. District officials said the sale of the property to BK at Seaford is approved, an estimated $100,000 in annual maintenance costs would be saved.