Story compiled by Mindy Block
On 11/13/2017 - The Environment, Planning & Agriculture Committee Regular Meeting Agenda includes a resolution to begin the process of purchasing this property as open space .
According to Gyrodyne, LLC, "The condemnation* resulted in Flowerfield being the majority of which is undeveloped. We have been exploring land use scenarios for this property and will work closely with the Town of Smithtown to our mutual benefit should we decide to move forward .
"On Aug. 2, the Suffolk County Planning Commission approved, on 48 hours’ notice, a
subdivision application that – if green-lighted by Smithtown – will transform
Flowerfield’s remaining 62 acres into a sprawling commercial park. Plans call for the
construction of a 150 room hotel, a 124,000-square- foot medical office and a 220-room assisted living facility ." This is also a great article for Gyrodyne history.
On a promising note, "Gyrodyne COO Peter Pitsiokos said the company already plans to set aside nearly 30 acres of the 44 acres of previously undeveloped property as open space and said the firm is always interested in the concerns and input from members of the community. . .If the county decides it wants to purchase the property, Pitsiokos says Gyrodyne might be amenable to a deal. 'We’ll consider any offer,' he said."
 - https://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/smithtown-gyrodyne-redevelopment-suffolk-hahn-1.14901208
 - https://apps2.suffolkcountyny.gov/legislature/resos/resos2017/i1834-17.pdf
 - http://www.gyrodyne.com/flowerfield_about.php
 - http://libn.com/2017/11/10/brookhaven-pols-civics-urge-county-to-buy-gyrodyne-land/