I believe the Heartland Town Square project is ill-conceived and that the taxes received won't yield enough to pay for the students who will come into the Brentwood school system and crowd it ["After its diligent review, Islip should OK Heartland," Editorial, July 6]. This property will be the most overbuilt land on the entire Island.
Brentwood needs jobs, not 20-story apartment buildings. What if, instead, Gerald Wolkoff developed this property much like the Hauppauge Industrial Park on Motor Parkway? The taxes and spending would create a renaissance. We could have a stable tax base and no extra burden on our school system. It's a win-win situation.
Joe Fritz, Brentwood
Editor's note: The writer is a former Brentwood school board member and a past candidate for the Islip Town Board.