A three-decade long fight to build the affordable housing development in East Northport could be ending as a sewage treatment plant variance request comes before the Suffolk County Department of Health on Thursday.
The Huntington Town Planning Board approved the 155-unit, half rental, half ownership site plan at 15 acres on Pulaski and Elwood roads in January 2010 after years of delays and community opposition. Now, the developers will seek Suffolk County's approval for an on-site sewage treatment plant, a process which could take months as the review board compiles written testimony from the public.
Developers will need a county variance for the location of the treatment facility because of its proximity to surrounding structures such as the railroad track, a LIPA substation, and the proposed housing development itself. Opponents also cite the plant's proximity to the and as a point of concern.
The variance hearing for the Matinecock Court sewer treatment plant will be held on Nov. 17 at 9:30 a.m. at the Department of Public Health Services auditorium of the 1st floor, 360 Yaphank Ave, Yaphank, NY 11980. Letters will be accepted by The Department of Health Services until Nov 28 for anyone interested in making lengthy comments or who is unable to attend the meeting. A PDF of the agenda is attached to this article.
For any questions, call the Department of Health Services at 631-852-5801.