Hempstead, Long Island, NY
Incorporated in May 6, 1853, Hempstead’s downtown was a center of social and economic activity well into the mid 20th century. Unfortunately, the Village’s former central business district experienced an economic decline starting from the 1960s, in the onset of an “urban Renewal” program. There are numerous reasons for the decline, but mainly centered on the expansion of its landscape highlighting an auto-driven life at the expense of walkable downtown.
RD has created a 279 acre Development Zone within downtown to promote new residential, student, affordable and senior housing to re-energize the community. The objective is to create a pedestrian friendly urban core that promotes a higher quality of life for current and future residents.
Renaissance is concentrating on the vertical development of five approved projects listed below.
MDA Agreement Signed: 2014
Development Zone: 276 acres
SEQR Approved: 300000 SF
Development Rights: 300000 SF
Commercial: 2.2MSF of medical and non-medical office space
Residential: 5,500 units
Retail: 1.1M SF of retail and restaurant use
Hotel: 300K SF of hospitality space
Other: 2.3M SF of student housing, adult care and institutional space
Area: 3.68 square miles
Transit Station: Hempstead Railway Station (Long Island Rail Road)
Travel to New York (Major City): 30 minutes
- Energy Efficiency
- Waste Reduction
- Green design, construction, renovation and operation
- Infrastructure Improvements
- Grant Program
- Job Creation
- Equal Opportunity Hiring
- Attainable Housing
- Retail Opportunities
- New Economic Activity
- Historic Preservation
- Public Outreach
Renew Hempstead Office
Located In Hempstead, Long Island, NY
At the Renaissance Downtowns UrbanAmerica Info Center
at the corner of West Columbia and Main St.