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.
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