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Smithtown OKs plan for $33M sports complex

Smithtown Town Hall in an undated photo.

Smithtown Town Hall in an undated photo. Photo Credit: Erin Geismar

Plans for a $33 million multisport complex, rehabilitation and training center in Kings Park have crossed their final, big hurdle.

Smithtown Town Board members, acting as the board of site plan review, voted July 14 unanimously, 5-0, to approve a site plan for the proposal by Prospect Sports Partners LLC, with some conditions.

The application to build on a roughly 44-acre former sand mine site on Old Northport Road includes five outdoor multipurpose fields with a concession building, pool, two medical offices, retail and restaurant space, as well as a more than 65,000-square-foot building with indoor sports fields and a training center.

Kenny Henderson, a member of Prospect Sports Partners, said the project will be built in four phases, with the first starting this fall.

"We couldn't be more delighted to build a state-of-the-art sports medical facility to help the youth of Long Island improve their athletic skills and develop as young people in society," he said, extending thanks to the town board, departments and community members who supported the project.

The board approved the site plan with seven conditions -- some detailing requirements before construction, such as obtaining permits from the town building department and providing the planning department with building materials and architectural plans.

J. Timothy Shea Jr., Prospect's Hauppauge-based attorney, said Tuesday that he signed off on the conditions.

Smithtown Supervisor Patrick Vecchio and Councilmen Thomas McCarthy, Robert Creighton and Edward Wehrheim said the project will help clean up the Kings Park industrial area.

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