Brookhaven IDA

No. 259: Ken White gets Debriefed, celebrating the Moon walk’s 50th and Ronkonkoma Hub gets good news

Happy Friday, folks: And congrats on your successful completion of another work week (except you weekend-hustling self-made types, bless your entrepreneurial souls. For you, congrats for your hustle). Those of you lucky enough to put your feet up should drop us a note at editor@innovateli.com – story tips, events, corrections and stimulating socioeconomic conversation always welcome. What a day for debuts: In no particular order, Gordon Lightfoot, Danny DeVito, Rock Hudson, Martin Scorsese, Tom Seaver,…


Ronkonkoma Hub (finally) gets its Brookhaven IDA deal

By GREGORY ZELLER // The ambitious Ronkonkoma Hub development project has at long last secured an incentives package from the Town of Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency. The tax-abatement deal has been a long time coming: Phase 1 of Tritec Real Estate Co.’s $538 million, transit-oriented commercial and residential master plan actually earned unanimous approval in 2014 for a Brookhaven IDA economic-benefits package. But the long-discussed project – “soon expected to break ground,” according to the…


Invenergy seeks Brookhaven IDA assistance

A Chicago-based owner/operator of energy storage and generation projects across North America and Europe is looking to shine in Shoreham. And Invenergy – whose portfolio includes wind, solar and natural gas-fueled power facilities in Poland, Scotland and the United States – wants the Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency’s assistance as it establishes Shoreham Solar Commons, a 24.9 megawatt solar farm proposed for roughly 150 acres of the Tallgrass Golf Course property. According to an application accepted…


Chinese glass maker eyeing Shirley for plant

The Brookhaven IDA is considering support for an $18.9 million architectural glass plant in Shirley. China’s Beijing Wuhua Tianbao Glass Co., better known as WTHB Glass, has proposed building the facility on 4.23 acres of vacant land near the Long Island Expressway. Privately held WTHB claims to be China’s largest producer of the solar reflective, laminated, curved and fire-resistant glass used in the construction of office towers and large apartment structures. The plant would total about 45,000 square feet and…