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 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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