Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced the grand re-opening of the Landmark on Main Street affordable senior housing development in Port Washington. The County provided $600,000 in Federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds for the rehabilitation of 47 housing units in this facility.
“My administration has worked tirelessly to increase new housing opportunities for senior citizens and young families,” said County Executive Mangano. “Together, we advanced this project to revitalize the Landmark on Main Street and breathe new life into the downtown community.”
The Landmark on Main Street was originally constructed in 1995, at the site of the former Main Street School in Port Washington. It was the first low income housing and historic tax credit project on Long Island. With this revitalization project, the building now houses 59 units of affordable senior housing, a renowned regional 425-seat theater, and a community center that houses day and after school care and a teen center. With the combined aid of New York State, Nassau County and the Town of North Hempstead, this rehabilitation project allows the Landmark on Main Street to meet the 2016 energy and rehabilitation standards, and for seniors in Port Washington to continue to have an affordable housing option.
To assist young families and meet employers-need for a skilled and educated workforce, the Mangano administration has consistently partnered with the private sector. More than 3,500 new apartments have opened or are under construction in the County, with more than 1,591 units being constructed through Nassau County’s initiative to convert vacant office space into apartments near transit centers. While many talk about transit-oriented development, you can view the Mangano administrations success in Hempstead, Great Neck Plaza, Farmingdale, Mineola, Roslyn and Westbury.