State lawmakers have approved Brookhaven Town’s plan for a land swap that would expand a Miller Place park.
The State Senate and Assembly approved the measure June 16 in the last hours of the state Legislature’s session. The bill has been forwarded to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, said a spokesman for State Sen. Kenneth LaValle (R-Port Jefferson), the bill’s Senate sponsor.
Brookhaven officials plan to trade town-owned land near Rolling Oaks Golf Course in Rocky Point to developer SMW Property Holdings in exchange for land the developer plans to purchase near Sylvan Avenue town park in Miller Place. The Miller Place land will be used to expand the park, town officials said.
The Rocky Point property, on state Route 25A, had been purchased by the town about a decade ago when a vacant fast-food restaurant at the site was condemned and demolished. Plans to add the property to the town-owned golf course never materialized.
The state Legislature had to approve the swap because it involves parkland. A town spokesman said SMW Property Holdings has not disclosed its plans for the Rocky Point site.