The Renaissance Downtowns implementation process began after a year of community outreach and the submission of our Huntington Station Development Strategy, which was unanimously approved by the Town of Huntington Board on June 4, 2013.** Subsequently, we matched Source the Station ideas with concepts for parts of the development area. While developing these concepts for our immediate opportunity sites, Renaissance Downtowns confirmed that while most things could be developed with as of right zoning, a special hospitality permit was needed in order to plan (and hopefully build) a hotel. On February 2014, the Town of Huntington Board also unanimously approved a special hotel permit to be added to the C-6 overlay in Huntington Station. The addition of this special permit allows ANY developer to plan, apply, and potentially build a hotel, and allowed Renaissance Downtowns to move forward planning a boutique hotel.
Over the last 6 months or so, we have been in the process of technical planning for our four immediate opportunity sites in Huntington Station, which include the following uses: a boutique hotel and office development, retail space, apartments over storefronts at Gateway Plaza, and the potential for artists lofts and live-work/gallery space (see graphic to the left). While we focus on these immediate opportunity sites along New York Avenue, we are continuing our infrastructure analyses in order to then potentially expand development and revitalization. Renaissance Downtowns also began the SEQRA (State Environmental Quality Review Act) process for the above 4 sites and the Columbia Terrace site, a Veterans Condo project, which is a Town of Huntington CDA project that Renaissance Downtowns assisted with in planning. The anticipation is that Columbia Terrace breaks ground by the end of 2014 and that additional projects could potentially begin construction in mid to late 2015.
Finally, our commitment to the Huntington Station community continues with the on-going CBA process, our support of local organizations and businesses, seeding entrepreneurship and continuing the crowdsourcing process through Source the Station.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please reach out to our Source the Station office by phone at (631) 629-4660, by email at email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com, or in person at 1266 New York Avenue, Huntington Station, NY 11746.
If you'd like to discuss this more at length in terms of development, please call Renaissance Downtowns at (516) 433-9000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
In case you can’t see the numbers above, the key is as follows:
1: Hotel-Office-Structured Parking
2: Columbia Terrace/Veteran’s Condos
3S: Live Work Units w/ Parking
3N: Artists Residences Art Gallery & Plaza
5: Retail stores under studio & 1 BR apartments
** For background information on our Huntington Station project, please visit the project page.