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COVID-19 and Revised Public Hearing Notice BRP Farmingville, LLC

03/20/20

Because of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency State and Federal bans on large meetings or gatherings and pursuant to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 220.1 issued on March 12, 2020 suspending the Open Meetings Law, the Public Hearing scheduled for March 24, 2020 being held by the Town of Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency (the “Agency”) in accordance with the provisions of Article 18- A of the New York General Municipal Law with respect to BRP Farmingville LLC and Brookhaven Venture LLC (the “Applicant”) regarding The Arboretum at Farmingville (the “Project”) will be held electronically via conference call instead of a public hearing open for the public to attend. Members of the public may listen to the Public Hearing and comment on the Project and the benefits granted to the Applicant by the Agency during the Public Hearing by calling (712) 770-5505 and entering access code 884-124. Comments may also be submitted to the Agency in writing or electronically. Minutes of the Public Hearing will be transcribed and posted on the Agency’s website.

 

REVISED NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a supplemental public hearing pursuant to Title 1 of Article 18-A of the New York State General Municipal Law will be held by the Town of Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency (“the Agency”) on the 24th day of March, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., local time, electronically by calling (712) 770-5505 and entering access code 884- 124, in connection with the following matters:

BRP Farmingville LLC, a limited liability company organized and existing under the laws of the State of New York, on behalf of itself and/or the principals of BRP Farmingville LLC and/or an entity formed or to be formed on behalf of any of the foregoing (collectively, “BRP”), submitted its application (the “Application”) to the Agency for assistance in connection with (A) the acquisition of an approximately 62.0 acre parcel of land located at 510 Horseblock Road, Farmingville, New York (also known as 3 Tax Map Nos. 0200-626.00-03.00-039.500 and 040.000 and 0200-653.00-07.00-001.000) (collectively, the “Land”), (B) (i) the demolition of an approximately 5,000 square foot building located thereon, (ii) the renovation and equipping of an approximately 3,000 square foot building located thereon, and (iii) the construction, equipping and furnishing of multiple buildings to include 292 residential units (of which 10% will be setaside as affordable units) and consisting of 164 two-bedroom units, (with 2 baths), 77 two and three bedroom townhome style units (with 2 and 2.5 baths) and 51 single-family detached style cottages which will be three and/or four bedroom homes (with 2 and 2.5 bath), including an approximately 7,500 square foot clubhouse, with pools and outdoor activities, a state of the art 150,000 gallons-per-day on-site waste water treatment plant, a 7-acre park with walking trails for use by all residents of Farmingville, and an approximately 1200 square foot building to be constructed and donated for use by the Farmingville Chamber of Commerce as an office, together with the acquisition, installation and equipping of improvements, structures and other related facilities attached to the Land (the “Improvements”), and (C) the acquisition and installation therein of certain equipment and personal property including, but not limited to, including common areas consisting of recreational areas and other amenities and the furnishing thereof including, but not limited to furniture, appliances in the units, kitchen equipment (the “Equipment”; and, together with the Land and the Improvements, the “Facility”), which Facility is to be subleased by the Agency to BRP to be known as The Arboretum at Farmingville and used by BRP to provide multi-family housing and outdoor recreational green space areas for the residents of Farmingville (the “Project”).

The Agency previously held a public hearing on August 20, 2019.

Subsequent to the submission of the Application by BRP to the Agency, BRP notified the Agency of a change in ownership structure of the Facility and requested that the Agency consent to amend the Application to reflect that Brookhaven Venture LLC, a limited liability company organized and existing under the laws of the State of New York, on behalf of itself and/or the principals of Brookhaven Venture LLC and/or an entity formed or to be formed on behalf of any of the foregoing (the “Company”), will be the fee owner of the Project. The Facility will now be initially owned, operated and/or managed by the Company and BRP. 

The Agency contemplates that it will provide financial assistance to the Company in the form of exemptions from mortgage recording taxes in connection with the financing or any subsequent refinancing of the Facility, exemptions from sales and use taxes in connection with the construction and equipping of the Facility and exemption of real property taxes consistent with the policies of the Agency.

A representative of the Agency will, at the above-stated time and place, hear and accept written comments from all persons with views in favor of or opposed to either the proposed financial assistance to the Company or the location or nature of the Facility. At the hearing, all persons will have the opportunity to review the application for financial assistance filed by the Company with the Agency and an analysis of the costs and benefits of the proposed Facility.

Dated: March 13, 2020

TOWN OF BROOKHAVEN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

By: Lisa MG Mulligan

Title: Chief Executive Officer

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