Keane & Beane, P.C. is pleased to announce its success in orchestrating passage of legislative Bills in both the New York State Assembly and Senate allowing for a creative land swap opening up consideration of a recreation and sports complex strategically located near the NYS Route 312 interchange with Interstate 84 in the Town of Southeast.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law the legislation allowing ProSwing Sports to proceed with its proposal of bringing multiple Little League and regulation baseball diamonds, indoor multi-sport training facilities and associated amenities similar to facilities located in Yaphank and Cooperstown, New York. Assemblyman Kevin Byrne and Senator Peter Harckham sponsored the legislation. As stated by Assemblyman Byrne:
“Not only are we helping the town welcome a new business to the area, but we are actually adding more protected open space in the town for our residents to enjoy. This facility not only benefits our town and its economy, but our children, as well.”
According to Dan Gray, general manager and director of baseball and softball operations at ProSwing Sports, the facility on Pugsley Road will promote youth athletics, sportsmanship, diversity, economic growth and scholastic opportunity for young men and women throughout the region. “The new law also makes possible additional parkland for passive recreation located on Starr Ridge Road, which has been designated a historic and scenic route by the Town of Southeast,” he said. “We are entirely grateful for the opportunity to provide a healthy, nurturing environment for our communities to promote and develop self-esteem, team building and leadership skills.”
Southeast Town Supervisor Tony Hay thanked the state representatives for helping to make the parkland alienation bill a reality. He stated:
“The town will greatly benefit by the many economic pluses that the proposed complex will bring to our town, as well as adding and preserving additional acreage to a most beautiful historic and scenic Starr Ridge Road. It is something we can all be quite proud of having accomplished during some very challenging and stressful times.”
ProSwing is swapping 95 acres of its property on Starr Ridge Road for 82 acres of Town owned property on Pugsley Road. The swap is consistent with the Town’s Comprehensive Plan which urges the Town to pursue opportunities for public, private partnerships in the development of recreational resources. Attorneys Richard O’Rourke, Eric Gordon and Drew Gamils worked on this project.