Opponents delight in roadblock for Syosset mall plan

After a ruling by an appellate court, opponents of a proposed luxury mall in Syosset are claiming victory. The court ruled the Town of Oyster Bay has the right to ask the developers for a new environmental

News 12 Staff

Jan 31, 2009, 1:00 AM

Updated 5,651 days ago

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After a ruling by an appellate court, opponents of a proposed luxury mall in Syosset are claiming victory.
The court ruled the Town of Oyster Bay has the right to ask the developers for a new environmental impact statement. The developer, Taubman Centers, planned to build the mall on the 39 acres of land that used to be the Cerro Wire plant.
Civic leaders say they?ve been fighting the plan for 15 years.
?They've been nothing but bullies, nothing but steam rollers to this community,? Cerro Wire Coalition President Todd Fabricant says of Taubman Centers. ?They've been non-communicative to this community for 14 years and they thought that they were going to walk away victorious.?
Taubman Centers told News 12 Long Island: "We are disappointed that the mall will continue to be delayed, especially during these economic times when jobs are scarce and tax revenue is so desperately needed."
Civic leaders are proposing an alternative plan for development that includes senior and next generation housing, an upscale hotel and retail.


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