Deputy Supervisor Martinez, County Executive Bellone Announce Demo, Clearing Path for Development

Brendan Cunningham, Staff Writer
Lindenhurst Patch patch.com 

“Demolition of 54 Railroad Avenue in Copiague paves way for new housing complex.

Town of Babylon Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez recently joined with Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone to witness the demolition of a blighted site in Copiague where 90 new affordable apartments are to be constructed. This is the seventh development on Long Island for Conifer Realty, LLC, which is overseeing the project in conjunction with the Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI). The construction of this transit-oriented apartment complex is a key component of revitalization plans intended for the downtown area of Copiague.

“The Town of Babylon has been working closely with the Copiague community through a visioning process in order to facilitate the creation of a new and vibrant downtown core,” said Deputy Supervisor Martinez. “I am happy to be standing here today to watch bulldozers begin the first step in this revitalization.”

Pictured from left to right are Deputy Supervisor Martinez, Kristi Reynolds (Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre’s office), Town of Babylon Receiver of Taxes Corinne DiSomma, County Executive Bellone, President and CEO of CDC Long Island Marianna Garvin, Vice President of Conifer Realty Allen Handelman, and Babylon IDA CEO Matthew McDonough.”

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