Nassau’s transit-served downtowns have been an integral part of our economic, social, and cultural backbone for over a century. Today, in the face of increasing housing, transportation, and energy costs, downtowns are once again being recognized for their ability to offer a range of housing and commutation options, while providing healthy and walkable mixed-use communities that address the interests off all residents.
Nassau County will conduct a feasibility study of sustainable infill development and opportunities to promote downtown transit-oriented development around up to three Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) stations located within and surrounding the Nassau Hub Transit Study Area. The County will form a Steering Committee made up of area residents, stakeholders, relevant municipal agencies and County staff to determine the locations to be studied and the types of analyses needed. Among the types of analyses for consideration are economic development and affordable housing opportunities, pedestrian and transportation facility infrastructure improvement and transportation linkages to major potential sites of employment, including the Grumman Property in Bethpage slated for redevelopment.