The Babylon Town planning board has approved the application of a developer that plans to replace a North Amityville mobile home park with apartments.
R Squared Real Estate Partners of Plainview wants to build 500 apartments and retail space on the site of the Frontier Mobile Home Park on Route 110. The hundreds of park residents have been offered $20,000 over three years from R Squared once they vacate the park.
Many of the residents are young families or seniors on fixed incomes who say their mobile homes are too old to move and that even with the developer’s offer, they have limited options on Long Island. Residents who formed a civic association have filed three lawsuits, which remain in court in an attempt to stop the development.
The planning board approval was one of the last steps before the shovel hits the ground, town officials said. R Squared must still obtain building permits from the town but site work could begin as soon as March, they said.