The Huntington Town Board recently voted to approve hiring a consultant to review the environmental impact statement for the $4-billion mixed-use Heartland development proposed on property that abuts the town.
Heartland Town Square would transform 451 acres on the former grounds of Pilgrim State Hospital into a development with 8,999 apartments, 3.4 million square feet of office space, and a million square feet of shops and restaurants.
“The immense development project is proposed for property on the Islip-Huntington border, and it is important that the environmental impact statement adequately identify and assess the project’s potentially significant effect on Huntington residents,” town board member Mark Mayoka said.
The board voted to hire Greenman-Pedersen Engineering and Construction Services of Babylon for “comprehensive services” including reviewing and commenting on documents and action related to the environmental impact statement.
The company will be paid $24,000.
Approvals from Islip Town and Suffolk County for the project could come as soon as this summer.