New Developer Tees Up For Project

By Danny Schrafel

dschrafel@longislandergroup.com

 

A new developer is taking the reins on a longstanding plan to build 23 multi-million dollar homes at the former nine-hole Dix Hills Golf Course.

Hicksville-based Continental Pinewood Development Partners purchased the 30.45-acre tract of land, located at 527 Upper Half Hollow Road, from Evergreen Homes.

Evergreen Homes attorney James Margolin confirmed the sale to Continental Pinewood, which is the same developer behind The Club at Melville development on Deshon Drive, a 260-unit, affordable senior housing community.

The nine-hole, par-35 golf course, which was owned by the Bonavita family, closed in 2012.

“Somebody bought the property from Bonavita and is going to proceed with the development,” town spokesman A.J. Carter said. “The first thing they have to do before they get any of the permits is do various infrastructure improvements.”

The previous owner first got subdivision plans approved by the Huntington Planning Board in 1989, but has never acted on them.

Carter said that the new owners are taking steps toward building 23 homes on the tract, which he said are expected to start at $3 million each.

The first step toward those infrastructure improvements was a $39,710 contract with Melville’s H2M Architects + Engineers for engineering services related to the installation of about 3,000 linear feet of new water mains and appurtenances, valves and fire hydrants to service the parcels. The resolution seeking to clear the way for that contract was considered after press time at Tuesday afternoon’s town board meeting. Continental Pinewood will pick up the bill for that contract.

Continental Pinewood will also have to pay $355,000 for the actual water main project, Carter said.