Town Sets New Date for Public Hearing on Proposed Hicksville Development at Former Sears Site

Town Sets New Date for Public Hearing on Proposed Hicksville Development at Former Sears Site

The Oyster Bay Town Board will host a public hearing on Thursday, September 17th at 7pm at Town Hall in Oyster Bay.  To ensure social distancing and accommodate all residents, the Hicksville Athletic Center, Hicksville Community Center and Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage will also offer citizens an ability to view the presentation through video conferencing which will allow for questions to be asked in real time.  Space is limited at all facilities and Hicksville residents will be given priority. At the meeting, the developer will present an overview of the 26.4-acre project and the Town Board will listen to comments from the public. To ensure all residents have an opportunity to comment, three minutes will be afforded to each speaker.

Seritage, a real estate investment trust spun off by Sears Holdings, has proposed demolition of the former Sears department store and Auto Center at 195 North Broadway.  Under their proposal, the site would become home to 425 rental apartments, retail and office space, restaurants, a grocery store, cinema, fitness center and food-service kiosks.  The existing TD Bank and Chipotle restaurant would remain on the site.  The proposed development includes approximately 5 acres of green space.

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) of the site is available online at http://oysterbaytown.com/seritage. Hard copies of the DEIS are available at Town of Oyster Bay Town Clerk’s Office, Hicksville Public Library, and Town of Oyster Bay Department of Environmental Resources.

Residents and members of the public are invited to submit their comments in writing at the hearing and/or by emailing PublicComment@oysterbay-ny.gov.