Town of Oyster Bay officials are moving forward to acquire the condemned property at One Alhambra Road in Massapequa. At Tuesday's town board meeting, TOBAY lawmakers approved a resolution to appraise the property with the intent of buying it to extend the beach next-door.
The 1.5 acre property on Alhambra Road has been condemned for almost a year and borders a town-owned park and beach. TOBAY plans to buy and revitalize the property with Safe Environmental Assets (SEA) Fund bonds and extend the territory of the beach. Getting an official price tag for the property will kick-start the process of purchasing and refurbishing the beach, town officials said.
TOBAY will use Safe Environmental Assets (SEA) Fund bonds, aimed at improving parks and improving open space within TOBAY, to purchase the property. SEA Funds I, II, and III, totaling over $100 million, have been used to bring playgrounds up to date with ADA standards, install turf fields, and preserve sensitive land and water around TOBAY.
In Massapequa, SEA Fund bonds also cover , the wooded area at Clocks Boulevard, Spray Park, and Massapequa Triangle.