Suffolk OTB looks to sell Medford lot to New Jersey-based developer
A plan to sell and develop a Medford property that once was eyed for a video lottery casino is facing opposition once again by residents.
Residents say Suffolk County OTB plans to sell the 30-acre vacant property located east of Route 112 along the Long Island Expressway service road to New Jersey developer -Lincoln Equities Group.
Neighbors say the proposed plans include building a 390,000-square-foot distribution center on that site.
This mean means knocking down over 200 feet of a wooded area - leaving a 75-foot buffer between the building and residents homes.
Residents say it will cause truck noises and emissions in their backyards at all hours of the day.
Residents want the developer to keep the wooded area and decrease the size of the warehouse
“The town seems to be OK with them moving ahead with the plans, but again they requested that the wooded buffer be lef. But again, the representatives for the owners of the property seem to be adamant against it because they just are worried about the bottom line for the corporation,” says Leonard Decostanzo, of Medford.
The vacant property faced many failed proposals through the years - including the most recent that sparked OTB to build Jake's 58 casino in Islandia.
Another meeting is scheduled for next month, the residents say.