Judge denies bid to reverse 'Superblock' permit revocation

A state Supreme Court judge has denied developer iStar's bid to get Long Beach's decision to revoke its building permit for the so-called "Superblock" proposal reversed.

News 12 Staff

Dec 28, 2018, 8:12 PM

Updated 1,973 days ago

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A Nassau County Supreme Court judge has denied developer iStar's bid to get Long Beach's decision to revoke its building permit for the so-called "Superblock" proposal reversed.
The city Zoning Board revoked the building permit in May. It happened because iStar did not start required construction within the first year it was initially granted.
The controversial proposal called for the construction of two 15-story, oceanfront towers with 522 luxury apartments on 6 acres of land.
"We are all very grateful for this recent development, which demonstrates our perseverance and dogged determination to protect the taxpayers' interests," said Long Beach City Council President Anthony Eramo.
James Kirklin, who was part of a lawsuit against the project, was also furious when iStar applied for tax breaks, which were rejected by Nassau County.
Developer iStar did not immediately respond to a request for comment. It can still file an appeal with the state Appellate Division.


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