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Report: Trump and State Nearing Possible Deal for Jones Beach Project

Famed real estate developer and administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo in settlement talks regarding long-stalled Trump on the Ocean proposal.

Famed real estate mogul Donald Trump’s long-stalled plans for a restaurant catering facility at  in Wantagh due to legal disputes with the state may be getting close to a resolution.

Trump and the administration of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo are in settlement talks that could lead to the developer being allowed to construct his catering hall at the site of the former Boardwalk Café at Jones Beach, according to Newsday.

Trump’s attorney Seth Presser wrote last week to Justice Anthony F. Marano of State Supreme Court in Mineola, 

"The parties are currently circulating settlement documents for review and signature, and as we expect the parties to reach an amicable settlement without need for this court's intervention, all parties respectfully request an adjournment of approximately 60 days," according to Newsday.

The $30 million "Trump on the Ocean" project has been held up in litigation the last four years due to the State Review Board objecting to plans for a basement in a flood zone. Last year in an attempt to jumpstart the catering hall project, which was first conceived in late 2006, the  Alliance to Revitalize Jones Beach organized a  at Jones Beach State Park attended by Trump.

A spokesman for the Alliance to Revitalize Jones Beach declined to comment on the possible settlement. Officials for the Trump Organization could not be reached for comment. 

Do you support the Trump on the Ocean project at Jones Beach? Tell us in the comments below. 

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Lorraine DeVita June 06, 2012 at 12:49 PM
THEN the casino... lol..
Richard Zitrick June 06, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Jones Beach is not a small town wanting to become the next Atlantic City or Myrtle Beach. It's a STATE PARK. It neither requires nor desires additional development. If the old defunct restaurant is such an eyesore, lets bulldoze it and plant grass and flowers. Sadly, some folks will not be happy until every square foot of earth has been "developed and improved". Let the developers "improve" all they want any private land that they purchase but let's protect the state parks from encroachment by developers who have but one aim in mind - filling their pockets. Besides the potential casino, I smell another "Yankee Stadium" deal where the owners (in this case Trump) walk away with a great deal and the taxpayers (Wantagh, Hempstead, Nassau and NY State) all get screwed.
Ken June 06, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Richard Zitrick is spot on. Lorraine , you are entitled to you opinion, but it is I who is LMAO based on your comments. It's a state park!!!!! Why don't you fight to privately develop Yellowstone?
Ken June 06, 2012 at 10:14 PM
No disrespect intended Lorraine, but come on, are you serious?
Lorraine DeVita June 07, 2012 at 01:42 AM
Calm down guys I was kidding- well almot kidding- i think the catering hall is ok and possibly a state run camping facility on the west end but thats about it. Neither the environment nor the infrastructure(roadways, water, etc.) could sustain anything else nor should it. However there are probably a myriad of ways the beach could be improved for the enjoyment of all without impacting the environment nor detract from jones beach itself.. . improving and expanding things that work WITH and enhance the beach experience. But a hotel and casino NO... I was only being facitious.

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