The Syosset Park Citizens Advisory Committee – comprised of representatives from the community overseeing and providing input on the environmental testing and analysis process for the redevelopment of property located at the intersection of the Long Island Expressway service road and Robbins Lane in Syosset – remains active and engaged in the process. At this time, Simon Properties has not officially rescinded their application, nor provided a new plan for the site. As a result, the plans for the site remain in flux and the defined scope of work for environmental testing cannot be completed as any such plans must evaluate the potential impacts of the full project. Any revised development plan will continue to be subject to the environmental review process and critical analysis.
The Citizens Advisory Committee and the Town have respectfully requested that the applicant provide the necessary guidance to move forward on multiple occasions. In order for the next steps to occur, independent testing must be funded by the applicant as per their previous commitment. The Citizens Advisory Committee has met on five separate occasions, and is eager to provide input, but the Committee awaits fulfilment of the funding pledged by the applicant. This process has taken considerably longer than anyone could have foreseen; we are still awaiting direction from Simon, but any projections on the testing would be speculative since the testing is functionally dependent on the proposed land use, which has not been provided by the applicant to the Town. The Citizens Advisory Committee can, and will, proceed with the appropriate environmental analysis when an application for the new project is submitted.