Newsday

One of the first projects in the revitalization of Huntington Station is set to move forward. Huntington town officials have completed the transfer of a parcel of land at the corner of New York Avenue and Northridge Street to Renaissance Downtowns. Plainview-based Renaissance Downtowns is the master developer selected by the town to transform the hamlet.

The company can now move forward with plans to begin construction on the Northridge project, a mixed-use building with 16 apartments and 6,500 square feet of retail space, town officials said. Town building permits are expected to be issued in the next few weeks. Renaissance has partnered with Huntington-based Blue & Gold Homes to develop and construct the project, town officials said. Renaissance has committed to spending $5.3 million to develop the property.

Renaissance has also pledged to seek local contractors for the work and to hire local workers for the construction jobs and permanent jobs, town officials said. Renaissance will also make payments into a fund to be used for community projects. The Northridge project is one of several Renaissance has proposed as part of Huntington Station’s revitalization.

Town officials said also in the approval process is a proposal for a mixed-use building at New York Avenue and Olive Street that will include 66 apartments — 33 studios and 33 one-bedrooms — as well as 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. — DEBORAH S. MORRIS