Former Sears Property Redevelopment
UPDATE: October 2022 – Seritage withdraws plans for redevelopment of Hicksville site. Long Island Business News reports that Bethpage-based Steel Equities has outbid several other Long Island development firms and is now in contract to buy the 26.4-acre property.
This page will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.
September 17, 2020 Public Hearing
Public Hearing conducted on September 17, 2020 at 7:00PM EST, at Town Hall North, Hicksville Community Center, Hicksville Athletic Center, and Bethpage Community Park.
January 29, 2020 Project Update
The Oyster Bay Town Board has declared that the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) of the 26.4-acre mixed-use Heritage Village is ready for public review. This process does not mean the project has been approved; such consideration will be made by the Town Board after the public comment period has concluded.
After consulting with the Hicksville School District, community stakeholders and the recommendations from healthcare professionals regarding large group gatherings, the Town of Oyster Bay has postponed the Town Board meeting scheduled for this evening Tuesday, March 10th at 7pm at Hicksville High School.
The Town will provide an opportunity at a later date that better allows all residents, including senior citizens and our most vulnerable populations, to hear this proposal, participate and comment on future development plans for the former Sears site in Hicksville. Again, the meeting for tonight is postponed until a later date. The Town of Oyster Bay, and the Hicksville School District, apologizes for any inconvenience; however, this decision was made to maximize the opportunity for community participation in the process – so the largest number of residents may be heard – and out of an abundance of caution to protect the health, safety and welfare of residents.
For now, residents and members of the public are invited to learn more about the proposal and submit their comments in writing (see “How to Comment” section below).
Project Description and Background Summary
The applicant’s proposal entails the demolition of the Sears department store and Auto Center at 195 North Broadway in the hamlet of Hicksville. The subject site would be redeveloped to include 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.
Brief SEQR Process Summary
The draft scope was issued on March 12, 2018 and was distributed to all involved agencies and interested parties. On April 10, 2018, the Town elected to conduct a public scoping session at Town Hall at 7PM to receive public comments. Draft scope was revised to include all substantive comments received by the Town, and the Final Scope was distributed to involved agencies and interested parties on June 5, 2018 and can be viewed via the link below.
The Final Scope forms the basis for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) which was prepared by the applicant and accepted as complete for the purposes of commencing public review pursuant to SEQR by the Town Board, as lead agency, on January 28, 2020. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) can be viewed via the link below.
Hard copies of the DEIS are available at the following locations:
Town of Oyster Bay Town Clerk’s Office, Hicksville Public Library, and Town of Oyster Bay Department of Environmental Resources (DER)
How to Comment:
Town of Oyster Bay Department of Environmental Resources
29 Spring Street
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Telephone: (516) 677-5824
Fax: (516) 677-5730
or via the comment box below: