The first smart-growth development in Hicksville — a vacant building transformed into shared work space with 18 new apartments above — is just steps from the railroad station. Oyster Bay town leaders say it’s template to transform Hicksville into a vibrant walkable downtown.Read The Full Article and Watch the Video on CBS2
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Developer Presents Plan for Four-Story Apartment Building on East Main Street
The proposed new building would stand just over 58 feet tall and would occupy 89% of the .36-acre site, according to the Riverhead Planning Department staff report. The developer proposes to provide 37 parking spaces, though the site is within the public parking district and no off-street parking is required by town code. Thirty-three of those spaces would be provided on the ground-floor of the building, with four additional spaces outside, on the south side.
The ground floor will have two “display windows” on Main Street that could be used as displays by local non-profit organizations, the staff report said.
The building will also have a private rooftop deck for tenants to enjoy the outdoors, an amenity that’s popular with residents at the company’s other buildings in Huntington, according to G2D principal Greg DeRosa. The developers are “very mindful of the… living environment as it relates to daily needs,” DeRosa said. “We make it simple, convenient and luxurious to live here. That’s why people come to our product.”
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Rental units, commercial space planned for Huntington
“Even before the town rezones the downtown, a couple of smaller mixed-use projects are already in the works. At the former Chroma Paint property owned by Tariq Mahmud at 154 Broadway, there’s an application to build 12 apartments over ground-floor retail. Another plan from Huntington-based developer Greg DeRosa aims to transform a vacant four-story, 30,000-square-foot office building at the corner of Broadway and E. Barclay Street into a mixed-use development with 18 apartments over ground-floor stores.
DeRosa said the effort to revitalize the downtown represents a big step forward for Hicksville.
“We’re providing a product that’s in high demand on Long Island,” DeRosa said. “The close proximity to the train station is invaluable. It’s a great starting point for us and hopefully we can do additional projects in Hicksville in the future.”
14 Apartments With Private Parking To Open In Huntington Village Next Spring
“A three-story, mixed-use building with private parking is readying to open its doors in Huntington Village next spring, according to the building’s owner.
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All in all, there will be about 17,000 square feet of residential space. DeRosa said the apartments will rent for market rate, and that he already has a list of potential tenants ready to move in.”