The Beechwood Organization, ranked at the forefront of privately-owned residential homebuilders nationwide, is one of the largest developers of single family and multifamily housing in New York State, and is Long Island’s largest homebuilder and developer of sophisticated lifestyle communities.
Beechwood has submitted an application for a change of zone for the property located at the corner of Manor Road and Jericho Turnpike in Elwood to develop a “for-sale” community.
The community is intended to be comprised of 385 residences spread over 55 acres.
The community will include a spacious clubhouse with amenities such as a fitness center, pool, game room, pickleball courts, ponds and expansive landscaping.
Beechwood is excited to bring its flagship “Country Pointe” brand to Elwood and looks forward to working with the local community.
Updated June 16, 2022
Dear Town of Huntington Resident and Neighbor,
Decades ago, commercial sand mining operations at the property located on the corner of Manor Road and Jericho Turnpike created the non-naturally occurring sand hills still seen from Jericho Turnpike today. Earlier this year, Beechwood applied to the Town of Huntington to rezone the property to allow for construction of an active adult (55+) retirement community of all for-sale (not rental) homes. As promised, we have listened to your concerns and heard your desires. The feedback we received on our initial application was that there is a need for affordable workforce housing and attainable housing options for young families and there is a desire for more open space and landscaped buffers along Jericho Turnpike.
To demonstrate our earnest commitment to working with you and the community stakeholders in Elwood, we have submitted a new application for this site that directly addresses the community’s feedback. The proposed community will no longer be age-restricted. In addition to providing attainable housing options for a wider range of families, this will permit approximately 20% of the approved units at the community to be designated as “affordable workforce housing” and available to eligible households (of all ages) at a percentage of area median income. Country Pointe Elwood will allow a greater number of families and individuals to remain in Elwood, to right-size within the community or to return home to the town they have grown up in. We believe the next generation of Long Island should be encouraged and have the opportunity to remain on Long Island.
In addition, we have voluntarily included expansive natural landscape buffers along Manor Road and Jericho Turnpike. The existing mature trees will be complemented by new plantings of manicured local species which will beautify Jericho Turnpike and the streets surrounding the community. We value your input and look forward to continue working collaboratively.
The proposed rezoning and our proposed site plan does not call for or permit any retail or commercial uses at the property. The rezoning process will be extensive. As part of the process, the impacts of the proposed community on traffic, the environment, the school district, the local economy, among other things, will be studied by scientists, engineers and experts and considered by Town staff, the community, and the decision makers at the Town of Huntington.
At Beechwood, we have been building quality housing on Long Island since the 1980s and we’re proud of every single community and home that we’ve built. We endeavor to build the kind of housing that Long Island needs, and which fits appropriately within its surrounding community. We develop every Country Pointe community based on feedback from and dialogue with the community we’re building in, and we will do so in Elwood. In the coming weeks, we’ll be reaching out to civic organizations and other stakeholder groups in Elwood and the Town of Huntington to set up the first of many in person meetings to introduce and discuss our Elwood application. In the world of heated online rhetoric and misinformation that we live in today, we look forward more than ever to meeting in person to discuss our Proposal. We’d like to share with you why we think this application is beneficial to Elwood and the Town, and we look forward to hearing your feedback, which will help to shape our plan as it moves through the rezoning process. We plan to begin our outreach in the coming weeks, but if you would like to ensure you’re contacted about this application, please submit your information below and we will be sure to contact you in the near future. We will continue to update this website with new information and frequently asked questions so please check in periodically for the latest updates.