Construction to start within months on nearly 300 Farmingvillle townhouses


Construction is set to start on another residential complex in the Town of Brookhaven, this time just two and a half miles away from Town Hall.

The Arboretum at Farmingville, approved in 2019, will be built out along the south side of Horseblock Road and just west of Hanrahan Avenue.

The 62-acre parcel will give rise to 292 townhouse units, 24,000 square feet of commercial space, a 7,500-square-foot clubhouse with pools and outdoor activity spaces, a seven-acre park and a 1,200-square-foot office building for the Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce.

The luxury garden-style residential units will be comprised of 164 two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments, 77 townhomes with two or three bedrooms and 51 single-family detached style cottages with three to four bedrooms and two or two and a half bathrooms. 10% of the residential units will be marked for affordable housing units.

Brookhaven Councilmember Kevin LaValle said the forthcoming residencies — and the project’s on-site sewage treatment plant — will prove beneficial for the area’s business sector.

“With 292 units being built, the businesses right around the area will certainly see a boost in people going to them, assisting them,” LaValle said. “And the sewer treatment plant is certainly big because it will start to help businesses down that corridor redevelop. If that sewer line runs by them they can tap into it, they can redevelop the properties and create new businesses.”

The proposed 24,000-square-foot commercial portion of the development is also expected to include a restaurant and create about 70-plus jobs.

The developers are also preserving the historic Hanrahan Firehouse on the property for use by the Farmingville Historical Society.

LaValle said construction will start either the end of this year or the start of 2022, and would last at least two years. The developers are still meeting with town planners to establish a construction and inspection timeline, he said.

“If you look throughout the town we have projects that are comparable,” LaValle said. “But this is the largest project that we’ve brought into the 3rd Council District.”

Top: Rendering of the Arboretum at Farmingville from BRP Companies website.