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HEMPSTEAD, NY-Nine months after Nassau County and the developers of the Lighthouse at Long Island announced a proposed ground lease for the $3.8-billion mixed-use mega-project, the two stakeholders have apparently come to another agreement: that the Town of Hempstead’s scaled-down plans for the project are “economically unviable.” A joint statement from the Lighthouse Development Group and county executive Edward Mangano says that while neither party has had time to review the town’s new zoning blueprint for the redevelopment of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum site, “it does not appear to achieve the goals of the county and the developer.”

The proposed rezoning, released Monday at a news conference by town supervisor Kate Murray, comes as Mangano is reportedly continuing talks with the Shinnecock Nation about possibly building a casino at the coliseum site. The Southampton-based tribe was recognized by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs last month, a recognition that opens the door to the Shinnecocks eventually opening a casino in the New York metro area.

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