YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A feeling of euphoria was in the air Thursday as business leaders and elected officials gathered in Yorktown to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new development headlined by Lowe's, which underwent nearly a decade of review by local and state agencies.

In 2010, Breslin Realty submitted an application to build a 151,000 square-foot Costco Wholesale Club at 3220 Crompond Road, a vacant property that was once home to hotel. The project eventually fell apart due to a lengthy review process and opposition from residents and gas station owners.

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With Costco out of the equation, Breslin Realty sought another major retail chain to take its place. Last year, the Garden City-based company submitted a revised plan with Lowe's as the centerpiece. The Yorktown Planning Board approved that project in December.

In addition to a 120,663-square-foot Lowe's and 25,448-square-foot garden center, the project also includes a 7,600-square-foot restaurant, a 4,500-square-foot restaurant and a 4,000-square-foot bank. Tenants for those buildings have not been announced.

According to Breslin, the development is on track to be built by November 2018.