Fresh produce and delicious homemade pies are available from the onsite general store on a seasonal basis. They have fresh cider, homemade apple and pumpkin pies, honey, and different floral and decorations you can buy. They also have fresh-baked apple cider donuts that are the best. There’s a cow train, zip line, corn maze, some animals, hayride and great pumpkin field. It is the last working farm in the town and located at 201 Main Avenue, Wheatley Heights, NY 11798.
Colonial Springs Farm and Nursery’s owner, Gustave Wade has filed to rezone 16 acres of his property from single-family home zoning to multiple-residence zoning. Wade wants to build 264 one and two bedroom rental units on the southern portion of his 32 acre site and is meeting with some resistance from the residents of Wheatley Heights. Last month, at a Babylon Town planning board hearing, the Wheatley Heights residents, who have opposed Wade’s request for rezoning, said the density is too much for the tiny hamlet to handle. With real estate in Long Island as it is currently, Wade believes 264 units is the appropriate amount to make a reasonable return on this project. While new Suffolk County apartments for rent are in demand, the Wheatley Heights residents only find complexes of about 80 units to be acceptable. The development would meet a need for rentals in the area and bring numerous benefits, including more than $1.2 million in additional tax revenue, of which more than $763,000 would go to the Half Hollow Hills School District – Dix Hills, Melville, Wyandanch, Deer Park and Wheatley Heights. The Babylon Town planning board is accepting comments on the proposed zoning change until June 19th before a decision is solidified.
There’s an influx of people coming into Long Island now. Long Island apartments in Amityville, Bay Shores, Seaford, Freeport, Babylon, etc., are being snatched up left and right and up and down all along Long Island. If Wade’s 264 units are needed for housing this influx, shouldn’t they be built?