Village of Patchogue Revitalization, Economic Impact Fiscal Impact: public school children

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Analysis of the seven multifamily residential projects that created 716 units indicates an estimated 142 public school-age children (K-12) are linked to these residential projects, based on the total number units and associated bedroom counts (e.g, 1BR, 2BR and 3BRs). However, based on an interview with the superintendent of the Patchogue-Medford School District, there were far fewer children generated by these developments . Further, given excess classroom capacity, it is estimated the true annual cost per new public student is approximately one-sixth of the current average cost.

$6,614,297 (in estimated tax levies over ten years)


$3,464,000 (in estimated educational costs over the same ten year)


$3,150,297 (estimated net surplus revenues to the School District)

Other Key findings:

  • 537 new jobs by 2017
  • $48.7 million in a total economic output by 2017
  • From 2000 to 2017, these downtown businesses generated $156.6 million in total direct economic output, $43.5 million in indirect economic output, and $61.9 million in induced economic output – resulting in a total output of $262.1 million each year.

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