Last week, Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer joined Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, Councilman Tom Donnelly, and Receiver of Taxes Corinne DiSomma in downtown Copiague for the groundbreaking ceremony for “Copiague Commons,” a 90-unit mixed-income apartment complex. A community eyesore was recently demolished on the site, and two energy-efficient four-story apartment buildings will be constructed for working class families. The event was hosted by the Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI) and Conifer Realty, LLC.
“The Town of Babylon has been working closely with the Copiague community through a visioning process in order to create a new and vibrant downtown core,” said Supervisor Schaffer. “The Town expects this development to be a stimulus toward further investment and opportunities for news businesses in Copiague.”
Copiague Commons is a smart growth, transit-oriented development, and is receiving financial support from New York State, Suffolk County, the Town of Babylon, and others.
Pictured from left to right are Councilman Donnelly, Capital One Managing Vice President Laura Bailey, Receiver of Taxes DiSomma, Supervisor Schaffer, Deputy Supervisor Martinez, President of Finance & Development for New York State Homes & Community Renewal Marian Zucker, Copiague Chamber of Commerce President Sharon Fattoruso, Senior Vice President of CDLCI Von Kuhen, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Conifer Realty Executive Vice President Joan Hoover, Conifer Realty Vice President Allen Handelman, Citi Community Capital Vice President Tricia Yarger, Board Member of the Long Island Housing Partnership Pat Edwards, and President/CEO of Red Stone Equity Partners Eric McClelland.