Station Area Selections and Release of Existing Conditions Report
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano is proud to announce that Nassau County will administer three pilot projects in the VILLAGE of LYNBROOK, the VILLAGE of VALLEY STREAM and the HAMLET of BALDWIN designed to revolutionize downtown communities through the development of underutilized and existing spaces near local Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) stations. The program, funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – Sustainable Communities Planning Grant and administered by Nassau County in partnership with the NY-CT Sustainable Communities Consortium has the potential of reinventing Nassau’s downtowns.
“This program could change the landscape of Nassau County and begin to reenergize our communities in ways that have not been seen in decades,” said County Executive Mangano. “We will work with the communities to establish locally-preferred and accepted development propositions for identified downtown sites which meet the Partnership for Sustainable Communities' six "Livability Principles" and realize transit-supported development within the area surrounding the Long Island Rail Road station. This is a win – win for residents and business owners alike as it combines the use of existing spaces, helps downtown business development while creating jobs and providing affordable places for our young people to live.”
The County will work with the municipal leadership and members of the community to analyze the feasibility of locally-preferred and accepted redevelopment and mobility enhancements that meet the Partnership's Livability Principles and realize transit-supported development within the area surrounding the LIRR station.
Under the terms of the Grant, the County has procured a team of planning, engineering and economic professionals that are eager to work with the three communities. It is envisioned that this work, along with the ongoing coordination with regional agencies engaged in the NY-CT Sustainable Communities Consortium, will provide the catalyst for implementation at the local level.
“This is an incredible opportunity for our downtown communities in Nassau,” said County Executive Mangano. “These initiatives will create jobs and opportunities in our local towns and keep Nassau County moving forward.”
Please click HERE for a copy of the Draft Existing Conditions Report, entitled “Cultivating Opportunities for Sustainable Development”, that summarizes the station area selection process and includes individual station area profiles and recommended next steps. The Report is intended to benefit ALL twenty-one communities involved in the study by encouraging further collaboration and input on recommendations for station area redevelopment and safety/mobility improvements, and providing State and federal agencies with a sense of local and regional planning goals that require various levels of funding assistance and agency coordination for the successful implementation of locally-accepted LIRR station-area redevelopment plans.
Click on the links below for a the general scope of each of the three pilot projects being conducted.
Please feel free to submit comments to Sean Sallie, AICP, of the Nassau County Department of Public Works, Planning Division via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail at 1194 Prospect Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590. Comments will be accepted through Friday, September 6, 2013.
Meetings / Presentations
- November 7, 2013 - "Valley Stream LIRR Station-Area Redevelopment Opportunities" Meeting Presentation [click for presentation]
- November 4, 2013 - "Presentation to the Lynbrook Mayor and Village Board of Trustees: Recommendations for Retail and Residential Development " [click for presentation]
- October 29, 2013 - "Grand Avenue (Baldwin) Economic Development Public Workshop" Meeting Presentation [click for presentation]
- October 11, 2012 / October 25, 2012 / January 31, 2013 - "Community Focus Group (CFG)" Meeting Presentation [click for presentation]
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