Residents Speak Out Against New Development

The Town of Oyster Bay Environmental Quality Review Commission (TEQR) held a public meeting last Wednesday to discuss the possible construction of housing in Jericho on property known as the Underhill Estate. Under the proposed plan, Nassau County Developer the Holiday Organization, who are in contract to purchase the Tilles Investment Company, is looking to build 260 housing units on the 81-acre Underhill property.

The proposed development has been highly contested by environmentalists and many Long Island residents, due to the fact that the property is overlying a federally designated Sole Source Aquifer, which has large impacts on drinking water.

The TEQR Commission analyzes any environmental impacts and they then will submit their conclusions and findings in order for them to take action on the proposed re-zoning application. Continue reading “Residents Speak Out Against New Development”