What about building the new library in Austin Park?

We explored several areas within Austin Park as potential sites for a new 14,000-16,000 square foot library building. Ultimately, the Town Board was committed to maintaining Austin Park’s open space and did not support the library pursuing the site.

Because Austin Park is zoned municipal parkland, converting any site within it to another use would involve significant legal costs and a lengthy process requiring legislation enacted by the State Legislature (with sponsors in both the Senate and the Assembly) and approved by the Governor – with no certainty that the State would ultimately allow it.