Seaford School District voters have given their stamp of approval Wednesday to a proposed 55 and older condominium development at a former elementary school property.
Wednesday’s referendum on the $5 million Seaford Avenue School property sale to BK at Seaford, LLC was approved by 203 votes, 972 to 769. The approval paves the way for BK at Seaford, LLC, a subsidiary of The Engel Burman Group of Garden City, to construct 112 two-bedroom units on the 5.66-acre site at 2165 Seadord Ave. The developer now must obtain necessary zoning approvals from the Town of Hempstead before construction can begin on its planned "Seasons at Seaford" community.
"This is a very good step forward," said Seaford Board of Education President Brian Fagan moments after the results were announced. "It is a long time coming."
The Seaford Avenue School was closed by the district in 1981 and leased to Five Towns College until 1992 and then to Nassau BOCES until 2010. According to school officials, the sale’s approval will generate nearly $500,000 in additional tax revenue and save the district an estimated $100,000 on basic maintenance costs associated with the property.