Sale of shuttered Deer Park school nears closing after four years
February 27, 2019
The shuttered George Washington School in Deer Park is expected to be in the hands of a developer within months, more than four years after school district residents voted to sell the property.
The developer Engel Burman plans to build 200 apartments for seniors.
Engel Burman has all the necessary town approvals and is awaiting final approval from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services to dispose of its wastewater through Suffolk County Sewer District 3, said the developer’s attorney, Chris Kent of Farrell Fritz.
“We’re probably a month away or so,” he said, adding the school district is looking to close in May or June.
Once the county health department greenlights the plan, Engel Burman will apply for a town building permit, Kent said.
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