Islip Town Board approves Islip Pines plan

The Islip Town Board voted unanimously to approve a major development plan that supporters say will bring jobs, revenue and housing. The Islip Pines development

The developer, Serota Properties, maintains that the project

The developer, Serota Properties, maintains that the project will generate 3,000 jobs and nearly $10 million in tax revenues. (Credit: News 12 )

ISLIP - The Islip Town Board voted unanimously to approve a major development plan that supporters say will bring jobs, revenue and housing.

The Islip Pines development project includes building residential apartments, office space, restaurants, a movie theatre and six athletic fields in Holbrook.

Some residents like the idea, but others say the Islip Pines development project will destroy downtown Sayville, which is a short distance away.

The developer, Serota Properties, maintains that the project will generate 3,000 jobs and nearly $10 million in tax revenues. The Sachem School District is slated to receive $6 million.

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