The Lighthouse

UNIONDALE

150 acres surrounding Nassau Coliseum

2,300 residences: 'Next generation,' luxury, active adult and multifamily lofts, condominiums and town houses

Five-star hotel with 300 rooms, meeting and banquet facilities and luxury full-service condominiums.

More than 250,000 square feet of convention, conference and exhibition space

1 million square feet of office space

500,000 square feet of retail and restaurants

Tallest structures: two 35- to 40-story towers

THE STORY SO FAR:

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Developer Charles Wang and Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi craft plan to fund renovation of Nassau Coliseum through development of the surrounding county-owned site

Wang and Suozzi announce plan for Lighthouse at Long Island mixed-use development.

Lighthouse Group applies to Town of Hempstead for special district zoning.

Wang threatens to move Islanders hockey team if development doesn't gain approval by October.

Developer's draft environmental impact statement undergoing revision.

IF PROJECT GAINS APPROVAL

New coliseum completed in two years; total project, 8-10 years

Heartland Town Square

BRENTWOOD

476 acres at site of Pilgrim Psychiatric CenterNext to Long Island Expressway and Sagtikos Parkway9,130 residences, most of them apartments5.3 million square feet of other development, including:4.2 million square feet of office spaceMore than 1 million square feet of retail space, including a hotel and convention center, restaurants, cinemas, boutiques and an aquarium105,000 square feet of civic spaceTallest structure: one 20-story building

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THE STORY SO FAR

2002: Developer Gerald Wolkoff closes on purchase of site for $20.1 million, says he plans a mixed-use development

2003: Wolkoff applies to Town of Islip for special district zoning for the project

Now: Thursday night's public hearing on developer's draft generic environmental impact statement kicks off a 60-day public comment period.

IF PROJECT GAINS APPROVAL

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Three phases of construction, totaling 15 years