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Brookhaven IDA OKs $27M deal for proposed assisted-living facility

A proposed assisted-living facility in Yaphank is to get a $27 million boost from the Brookhaven Town Industrial Development Agency.

The IDA board approved tax breaks and payments-in-lieu-of-taxes for the facility, which would be built as part of The Boulevard housing and retail complex on the northwest corner of William Floyd Parkway and the Long Island Expressway.

The application, from Yaphank AVR Boulevard Chelsea LLC, was approved by the board on June 14.

The 118-bed care facility is expected to include two buildings totaling 99,492 square feet, IDA officials said in a news release. The facility would include a 77-bed building for special needs and memory care patients, and a 41-bed supportive care building. The facility is expected to employ 40 full-time staff and 20 part-time workers.

“We expect that, once completed, this new facility will provide much needed housing for our elderly in a part of the Town of Brookhaven where few such facilities exist,” IDA chairman Frederick C. Braun III said in a statement. “This project will help to meet the growing needs of a segment of our town’s population who no longer are able to live alone, enhancing their quality of life while allowing them to remain close to their families.”

If approved by the town planning board, construction is scheduled to begin later this year. The project is expected to create 125 construction jobs, IDA officials said.

Yaphank AVR Boulevard Chelsea, owned by Yonkers-based AVR and Fanwood, New Jersey-based Chelsea Senior Living, is purchasing the site from Rose-Breslin Associates LLC, which is partly owned by Garden City developer Wilbur Breslin.

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