Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano is proud to announce that Nassau County has administered 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 have worked collaboratively with the communities to establish locally-preferred and accepted development propositions for identified downtown sites and corridors 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."
"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."
On March 14, 2014, the New York - Connecticut Sustainable Communities Consortium adopted the Nassau County final report, entitled "Cultivating Opportunities for Sustainable Development". The report 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. The final phase of the study included pilot projects for the selected communities of Baldwin, Lynbrook and Valley Stream with the objective of leveraging local efforts and support for station area and downtown redevelopment.
To download the FINAL REPORT (PDF) and APPENDICES (PDF)
For more information, please feel free to contact Sean Sallie, AICP, of the Nassau County Department of Public Works, Planning Division or Email Sean Sallie or via mail at 1194 Prospect Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590.
Meetings / Presentations
March 14, 2014 - Adoption of the Final Report by the NY-CT Sustainable Communities Consortium, Bridgeport, Connecticut. (PDF)
November 7, 2013 - "Valley Stream LIRR Station-Area Redevelopment Opportunities" Meeting Presentation. (PDF)
November 4, 2013 - "Presentation to the Lynbrook Mayor and Village Board of Trustees: Recommendations for Retail and Residential Development" (PDF)
October 29, 2013 - "Grand Avenue (Baldwin) Economic Development Public Workshop" Meeting Presentation (PDF)
June 4, 2013 - Presentation to the Long Island Regional Planning Council (PDF)
October 11, 2012 / October 25, 2012 / January 31, 2013 - "Community Focus Group (CFG)" Meeting Presentation (PDF)
August 22, 2012 - "Municipal Advisory Group (MAG)" Meeting Presentation (PDF)