The company behind the new Greybarn apartment development in North Amityville has been given the green light by Babylon Town to tear down two homes to build more parking for the complex.

The town’s planning board last week approved the request by R Squared Real Estate Partners of Plainview to build 31 additional parking spots and 6,800 square feet of green space on 20,000 square feet of property that has two private houses.

The owners of the homes at 12 and 14 Brefni St. reached an agreement with the company to sell, said James Gaughran, attorney for R Squared.

Greybarn is a luxury apartment complex on the site of the former Frontier Mobile Home Park, which held more than 300 mobile homes. Town and Suffolk County officials said the 50-year-old trailer park, owned by Amityville attorney H. Lee Blumberg, needed repairs. According to court documents, Blumberg told county officials he couldn’t afford to install needed sewers or fix other health and safety violations.

R Squared began work on the property in 2015 and finished the first 50 apartments last year. Of those, only four one-bedrooms have not been leased, according to R Squared spokesman David Chauvin. A Starbucks and an urgent care center are the only businesses in the complex so far.

When completed, the 20-acre Greybarn complex will be the largest rental development in the Town of Babylon, with 500 one- and two-bedroom apartments and 40,000 square feet of retail. The average monthly rents are $2,450 for a one-bedroom unit and $2,850 for a two-bedroom unit.

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The property is being developed in five phases, as agreed to with the town, which also negotiated a relocation expense package of up to $20,000 from R Squared for the former trailer park residents.

Chauvin said 163 of those residents have taken part in the relocation, with 47 buying new homes using the relocation money. He would not say how much R Squared paid out in relocation money, but as of 2015 the company reported spending $1.3 million for 113 households.

Many in the trailer park have complained about what they called a confusing relocation process, and at least some residents wound up being left homeless. There are still 77 occupied mobile homes remaining in the park, officials said.

Phase two, with 155 units currently under construction, is expected to be completed in late September.