The at 100 Barton Avenue in Patchogue may be purchased by Brookhaven Town, reports in their May 31 issue.
The armory was one of six closed in 2010, with to a newer facility in Farmingdale. The building had been taken over by the state's Office of General Services with options that it could either be sold at auction or returned to government use for the community.
The Advance reports that Brookhaven officials have sent a notice to Albany that they agreed to purchase the property for $1, but that does not necessarily mean they will go through with it.
Town Councilman Tim Mazzei told the Advance that the current economy may not make the investment feasible. Mazzei also said that the building is in bad shape, and could contain asbestos.
Assemblyman Dean Murray is quoted in the article as disagreeing with that assessment, that the building has been abated for lead and that the building did not meet the standards for asbestos removal unless town officials planned to start construction and needed walls to be torn down.
Murray is working on legislation that if passed would allow the Town to take over the building. Murray is also cited saying that possible future uses for the building could be for nonprofits that expressed interest in taking over the property.
Several residents and local business owners had in 2010 when talking to Patch about the closing of the armory.
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