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Town of Oyster Bay sets zoning hearing

The Oyster Bay Town Board has scheduled a hearing at 10 a.m. Dec. 17 on a proposed change of zone for two Heisser Lane properties acquired by the town to expand Ellsworth Allen Park.

The properties at 53 and 57 Heisser Lane are in a light industrial zone. The board proposes to rezone them for recreational use. One property contains a dilapidated shed where landscaping vehicles were stored. The other lot has a single-family house.

The park, which had 16 developed acres, is getting an additional 21.5 acres of facilities. On the eastern end of the park that is now vacant land will be four regulation-size ballfields with a storage facility in the middle and one small ballfield near Motor Avenue. In the middle of the complex will be a new 18,000-square-foot community center.

In the northwest corner of the park, two multipurpose fields are to be constructed. In the southwest corner , a roller hockey rink, handball and basketball courts, a spray pool and two playgrounds will be built around an existing community building.

A walking and jogging exercise path will circle the entire property.

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