The Ronkonkoma Civic Association will be getting a special guest visit from the firm tapped to develop the Ronkonkoma HUB when the group meets at its membership meeting tonight.
Representatives from TRITEC, the company who is working on Patchogue's New Village development, are scheduled to make a presentation to the group tonight at the Ronkonkoma Middle School auditorium at 7 p.m.
According to an email from the civic association's corresponding secretary Bruce Edwards, the presentation "is an overview of the 'mixed use' project (housing, retail and sewage treatment plant), slated for the areas surrounding the Ronkonkoma train station."
Members who have updated their membership dues will have an opportunity to ask questions of TRITEC, according to Edwards.
This is one of the first times the organization will be coming face-to-face with the developers of the Ronkonkoma HUB, a massive construction initiative to develop the 50-plus acres of land surrounding both the train station and MacArthur Airport. TRITEC was approved for the project by both Brookhaven and Islip Towns.
The first matter of business with the redevelopment is the construction of a sewage treatment plant on the Islip side of the project. At the Ronkonkoma Civic Association's January 28 meeting, many members voiced a number of concerns related to traffic, odor and the project's overall impact. The group's leaders stated at that meeting that they would be reaching out to TRITEC for a presentation such as what is on the agenda tonight.
"The [Ronkonkoma Civic Association] feels it is very important that our members and neighbors attend this meeting and learn how this project will affect our neighborhood," Edwards stated. "Please make every effort to attend."