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Brookhaven Town IDA considers breaks for $27M project

Brookhaven Town Hall is pictured in an undated

Brookhaven Town Hall is pictured in an undated photo. Photo Credit: Newsday / Bill Davis

The Brookhaven Town Industrial Development Agency has agreed to consider providing tax breaks and other financial assistance for a planned $27 million assisted-living facility in Yaphank.

The proposed facility is expected to include 118 beds in two buildings totaling 99,492 square feet. When completed, the facility will have a 77-bed building for special-needs residents and memory care, and a 41-bed supportive care building. The facility is expected to employ 40 full-time and 20 part-time employees.

The IDA will consider a package of tax breaks and payments in lieu of taxes to help the developer build the facility as part of a mixed-use development under construction on the northwest corner of the William Floyd Parkway and Long Island Expressway, IDA officials said in a news release. The development, formerly called The Meadows, now is known as The Boulevard and is located at the former site of the shuttered Parr Meadows horse racing track.

The facility is expected to create 125 construction jobs. In a statement, IDA chairman Frederick C. Braun III said the facility may “help to jump-start health care options in a part of the Town of Brookhaven where few now exist.”

Yaphank AVR Boulevard Chelsea plans to buy land from Boulevard developer Rose-Breslin Associates for the assisted-living facility. Yaphank AVR Boulevard Chelsea is jointly owned by Yonkers-based AVR Realty and Chelsea Senior Living, based in Fanwood, New Jersey.

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