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An artist's rendering illustrates the proposed Avalon Bay (Credit: Handout)

An artist's rendering illustrates the proposed Avalon Bay affordable housing project in Huntington Station.

Huntington affordable housing controversy

Huntington Town Board voted down the proposed Avalon Bay affordable housing development in Huntington Station.

Chris O'Donnell, a Huntington Station resident, talks to
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Chris O'Donnell, a Huntington Station resident, talks to the Huntington Town Board about the AvalonBay project. (June 6, 2011)

Opposing views during the Huntington Town Board vote
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Opposing views during the Huntington Town Board vote on the scaled-back AvalonBay housing project. (June 6, 2011)

People wait to get into a meeting regarding
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

People wait to get into a meeting regarding about the scaled-back AvalonBay housing project. (June 6, 2011)

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Marybeth Dieterle, from Huntington Station, talks the Huntington
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Marybeth Dieterle, from Huntington Station, talks the Huntington Town Board about the AvalonBay project. (June 6, 2011)

Proponents of the AvalonBay project wait outside the
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Proponents of the AvalonBay project wait outside the Huntington Town Board meeting. (June 6, 2011)

The Huntington Town Board approved the proposed AvalonBay
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

The Huntington Town Board approved the proposed AvalonBay multifamily housing development Monday night after about 40 people addressed the board. (June 6, 2011)

Gina Florentine-James expresses her view on the project.
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

Gina Florentine-James expresses her view on the project. (June 1, 2011)

The Suffolk Planning Commission voted 11-0 to approve
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

The Suffolk Planning Commission voted 11-0 to approve the latest application by AvalonBay to build a multifamily housing development in Huntington Station. (June 1, 2011)

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Marilyn Walsh, of Huntington, reacts as she hears
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Marilyn Walsh, of Huntington, reacts as she hears Huntington Town Board vote down the Avalon Bay affordable housing development. (Sept. 21, 2010)

A resident cheers after Huntington Town board voted
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A resident cheers after Huntington Town board voted against the Avalon Bay affordable housing development, Tuesday night. (Sept. 21, 2010)

An artist's rendering illustrates the proposed Avalon Bay
(Credit: Handout)

An artist's rendering illustrates the proposed Avalon Bay affordable housing project in Huntington Station.

An artist's rendering illustrates the proposed AvalonBay affordable
(Credit: Handout)

An artist's rendering illustrates the proposed AvalonBay affordable housing project in Huntington Station.

Avalon Bay's director Christopher Capece speaks the day
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Avalon Bay's director Christopher Capece speaks the day after Huntington Town Board voted his affordable development project down. (Sept. 22, 2010)

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Avalon Bay's director Christopher Capece holds up a
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Avalon Bay's director Christopher Capece holds up a Newsday cover the day after Huntington Town Board voted his affordable development project down. (Sept. 22, 2010)

Residents near Pulaski Road and Depot Road in
(Credit: Peter Walden Sr.)

Residents near Pulaski Road and Depot Road in Huntington Station posted signs protesting the Avalon Bay affordable housing project. (Sept. 21, 2010)

Huntington residents Annette Messano and her daughter Megan,
(Credit: Newsdayo / John Paraskevas)

Huntington residents Annette Messano and her daughter Megan, 11, protests the Avalon Bay affordable housing project, Tuesday night, at Huntington Town Hall. (Sept. 21, 2010)

Lisa Tyson talks about a proposed Avalon Bay
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Lisa Tyson talks about a proposed Avalon Bay affordable housing project at a Huntington town hall meeting. (Sept. 7, 2010)

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