After 7 years, Fort Salonga townhouse project finally approved



A townhouse project in Fort Salonga received final approval from the Town of Huntington Planning Board Wednesday. 

First pitched in Jan. 2017, the over-55 age-restricted development from Hauppauge-based Northwind Group will bring 74 townhouses to a portion of the Indian Hills Country Club. 

Sales have already begun on the project known as the Preserve at Indian Hills and the development’s first phase of 38 homes is more than half sold. 

The townhomes were built under the town’s Open Space Cluster District, a special zoning enacted by the town in 2010 to allow for maximum preservation of open space by clustering homes. The project preserves 130-acre, 18-hole golf course and the country club will continue to operate. 

The 2,700-square-foot townhomes range in price from $1.25 million to $1.8 million and will have three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. Though the project will have 74 townhouses, Northwind can eventually build an additional 12 units. 

The plans also call for the construction of a new 26,000-square-foot clubhouse to be used by residents and members of the country club. However, that part of the project is on hold after a group of residents filed an Article 78 lawsuit to stop it, and that case is still pending. 

Northwind hopes to start construction by the summer. 

“The planning staff at the Town of Huntington has worked tirelessly over the last few years to perfect the plan and I want to thank the town for their efforts,” Jim Tsunis, Northwind principal, told LIBN. “I also want to thank the Fort Salonga Association for their efforts in shaping the community. This will be the nicest golf course community on Long Island.” 

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