Logan CrawfordMar 27, 2018, 10:44 pmMar 28, 2018, 3:00 pm

Developers who want to build housing and park say Syosset site is safe

Stores and a hotel would also be built on top of the former Cerro Wire Plant

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OYSTER BAY — Developers who want to build housing, stores, hotels, and a park on 93 acres of land in Syosset presented an environmental impact statement to Oyster Bay town officials that determines the site is safe to develop.

Oyster Bay Town Board members are looking at whether the next step should be taken on a controversial development of land in Syosset.

Residents like Kevin McKenna worry the land is contaminated from the old Cerro Wire Plant that once stood there and where a capped landfill sits.

"My biggest concern is that town landfill site where the proposed development plans to put sports fields on top of that old landfill site," Syosset resident Kevin McKenna said.

Construction can only begin with approval from environmental agencies.

The proposed "Syosset Park" aims to be a boom for the local economy.

The public will have another chance to voice their opinions about Syosset Park at a meeting in May.

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