As is being reported in Newsday today, developer Kenny Rogers has changed his mind about saving and refurbishing the historic South Side Signal building and instead will demolish it to provide more parking for his proposed building that will be built on the site of the Selah Smith Carll House which was demolished last year.

Planning Board chairman James Slack has said that Rogers filed an amended application that calls for four apartments instead of three and the Signal Building, which dates back to 1869, will be eliminated to pave that lot.

Babylon Village Mayor Ralph Scordino still opposes any rule or regulation that would help preserve Babylon Village’s historic heritage.

At least 36 potentially historic houses have been demolished since 1980 including the David Smith House which also fell to developers in 2018.