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Posted on: January 19, 2024

Supervisor Panico accepts $4.5 million dollar win for North Bellport Community Revitalization

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Farmingville, NY –  On January 18, Supervisor Daniel J. Panico accepted a New York State Moving Downtown Forward check for $4.5 million dollars. According to the New York State website, the money will be used to “overcome inequities and strengthen the North Bellport community through the development of new affordable housing close and accessible to the LIRR station; creation of a mixed-use business district, which will include both fresh food and financial establishments; building façade improvements; and streetscape enhancements to improve pedestrian safety.” With the Governor’s commitment this year of $100 million each for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative and NY Forward, the State has now invested a combined total of $1 billion in both programs since their inception. Pictured left to right are New York State Secretary of State, Robert Rodriguez; Brookhaven Town Supervisor Daniel J. Panico; New York State Governor Kathy Hochul and Suffolk County Executive Edward P. Romaine.

Supervisor Panico said, “Last year I went to Melville, on behalf of the Town of Brookhaven, for a major revitalization project that we are undertaking for North Bellport. I presented before an esteemed NYS Empire State Development (NY ESD) panel and I’m proud to report that we won that grant for a wonderful revitalization project diagonally across from the Bellport Train Station - over every other finalist. Our commitment to ensuring land use remains locally controlled, to our communities and to the people of North Bellport is long-standing and steadfast. I believe the Governor has learned that local land use control is essential and trust that she recognizes the Brookhaven Town Board is committed to community supported revitalization and has the legitimacy to lead on this issue. We thank her, our Secretary of State and all those who saw the wisdom of investing in Brookhaven.”

Councilman Michael Loguercio, who represents the North Bellport community said, “This is wonderful news, and is a tremendous help in moving forward with our promise to revitalize the area, create jobs, provide affordable housing, generate revenue, and help the good folks of North Bellport to live and work close to home. Thank you to Governor Hochul for her assistance, and we look forward to working together on many more projects in Brookhaven town, especially within the 4th Council District.”
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