Another arena pitched for LI in $1B project

Redevelopment of the property had been supported by the Ronkonkoma Civic Association which conducted a visioning of the site with the Regional Plan Association that began in 2016. The county, with input from the town, issued a request for qualifications in Oct. 2017. Suffolk considered other proposals that included between 1,200 and 1,900 units of multifamily residences, office space, a hotel and conference center, and a 2 million-square-foot industrial park, but opted for the arena plan instead. 

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