OAKDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The decision to sell Dowling College‘s two campuses has some Oakdale residents concerned about what might come next.

Paul Sanchez told WCBS 880’s Mike Xirinachs that he worries mostly about the impact condos or multiple-family housing could have on the quaint community.

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“Road traffic — there aren’t many roads here, they’re narrow, all these roads are tiny. That’s going to cause a lot of congestion,” he said. 

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Another resident said it will be OK, as long as it’s not a casino.

But most, like Sanchez, said they hope the school will reopen.

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“That would be the best thing,” he said.