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New York Islanders’ Belmont Park Arena one vote away from construction

After unanimous approval by the Empire State Development Board, construction at Belmont Park has just one more hurdle to jump.

Unanimous approval from the ESD board for #isles arena and Belmont redevelopment to move forward. And with that, meeting adjourned.

— Randi Marshall (@randimarshall) August 8, 2019

While unanimously approved by the ESD board, the project didn’t move forward without its doubters.

One speaker claimed that while his district never opposed redevelopment of Belmont, responses in the Environmental Impact Study haven’t satisfactorily answered residential concerns.