New York Islanders owner Charles Wang is handing over the right to build on his 144 acres of Plainview property to home builder Michael Dubb, of the Beechwood Organization in Jericho, Dubb said Wednesday.
Newsday reported last week that the Shinnecock Indian Nation was eyeing the same swath of wooded land as a potential casino site. Dubb said Wednesday that he and Wang have been in talks for months. Dubb would not discuss the terms of the transaction.
Dubb said he hopes to build a residential development on the site similar to his Meadowbrook Pointe project in Westbury, which has 720 units. While that project is only for people 55 and older, Dubb said the Plainview project will feature a mix of ages and housing types.