Long Island Business News

The ongoing revitalization efforts in Huntington Station received $1.25 million from Suffolk County for infrastructure design plans.

The county legislature approved the funding for design and engineering that will serve as the roadmap for the larger $20 million dollar project included in the county’s 2017 capital budget for the future construction of sewers along New York Avenue south of the Huntington Long Island Rail Road station.

Last month, the Town of Huntington transferred a half-acre property that will be the site of the first project in Huntington Station’s long-awaited reboot.

Renaissance Downtowns, the town’s designated master developer for the Huntington Station makeover, took title of the parcel on the corner of New York Avenue and Northridge Street this month and will partner with Blue & Gold Homes in constructing a mixed-use building with 16 rental apartments over 6,500 square feet of retail space.

The Northridge Street development, which awaits building permits, is one of several projects on the drawing board as part of Huntington Station’s revitalization. Still in the approval process is a proposal for a mixed-use building at New York Avenue and Olive Street that will include 66 rental apartments over ground-level retail. Renaissance has also proposed a hotel and office building for New York Avenue and Railroad Street, across from the train station, and artists’ lofts in what is now a municipal parking lot at New York Avenue and Church Street.

“Investing in sewers is the foundation of advancing the revitalization and will open the door to a bright future for the community,” Suffolk Legis. William Spencer said in a written statement. “With engaged partners in the town and community moving this forward, the sewers will enable Huntington Station to once again reclaim our strong sense of place and become an attractive downtown.”