Hearings planned on proposed apartment units

Babylon Town Hall, as seen on Dec. 14,

Babylon Town Hall, as seen on Dec. 14, 2011, at 200 East Sunrise Hwy. in Lindenhurst. (Credit: Carl Corry)

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The Town of Babylon plans to hold public hearings next Thursday for two proposed apartment complexes in Copiague and East Farmingdale.

In Copiague, Darius Mroczkowski of Darius Masonry Inc. has proposed building 20 one-bedroom rental apartments in two, two-story structures at 500 Marconi Blvd., now used as a mason yard. The project would require rezoning the 48,280-square-foot site from industrial to multiple residence.

In East Farmingdale, Main Street Villas Llc. of West Babylon has proposed 20 one-bedroom rental apartments in two structures at 975 S. Main St., a vacant lot. The project would require the rezoning of 1.02 acres from business to multiple residence.

Last week town officials approved environmental reviews on both projects. On the Copiague site, the town noted that the review found: the project will not adversely impact surface or groundwater resources; will not significantly increase traffic; will incorporate noise mitigation measures; and developers will prepare a stormwater pollution prevention plan.

For the proposal in East Farmingdale, a stormwater pollution prevention plan is to be submitted. That project's review found no impact on surface or groundwater and no significant increase in traffic and that the proposed buildings "will not adversely impact any sensitive environmental resources."

The public hearings are scheduled to take place Nov. 8 at 3:30 p.m. in Town Hall in Lindenhurst.

The town board must approve the zoning changes. The panel is expected to vote on the proposals at the board meeting after the hearings. Both projects must go through the town zoning board, and both site plans need approval from the town planning department.

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