Paperwork error could ruin plans for a $100M hotel, rental development in Islandia

May 09, 2019 04:17PM

A proposed $100 million project in the Village of Islandia may be imperiled because its developer left off a property owner in its zoning change application, according to Newsday. PMG Development Group LLC, which is based in Virginia, proposed the change as part of its plan to build a four-story apartment building with 325 units and a 110-room hotel, along with some retail and restaurants near Expressway Drive Road between Dewey Street and Old Nichols Road. But the Suffolk County Water Authority owns part of the property and was left off PMG Development’s application, town attorney Joseph Prokop said in a public hearing. With that revelation, the whole proposal is “not actively being considered” by Islandia’s board of trustees, Prokop said. Islandia Mayor Allan Dorman is staunchly opposed to the project. “I don’t want apartments. I never supported apartments in the Village of Islandia, not once. Zip. Nada. I don’t want apartments,” he said at the hearing. [Newsday]