• Renaissance Downtowns Hempstead
  • Cooper Place Renaissance Downtowns Hempstead

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: 2009
Development Zone: 279 acres
SEQR Approved: 300000 SF
Development Rights: 5,000,000 SF
Commercial: 2,000,000 SF
Residential: 3434 units

Population: 55,000
Area: 3.68 square miles
Transit Station: Hempstead Railway Station (Long Island Rail Road)
Travel to Nearest Major City (New York): 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
Unified Development Approach™ (UDA)
Form Based Code
million in infrastructure grants
billion in new economic activity
million in new annual tax revenue
permanent jobs

Vertical Developments


Conifer Hempstead Renaissance Downtowns
A mixed-use, mixed-income building consisting of 22,600 square feet of ground floor commercial space and 228 residential units.
*Image courtesy of Conifer Realty*

Block 39

A mixed-use building consisting of approximately 7,000 square feet of ground floor retail space and 255 residential units.

Block 37

concern for independent living hempstead
A mixed-use building consisting of approximately 5,500 square feet of ground floor retail space and 96 residential units.

Cooper Place

Cooper Place Renaissance Downtowns Hempstead
A residential building consisting of 336 residential units

Dell Bus Relocation

A 3 story office building with service and parking facilities to accommodate the relocation and expansion of operations of the existing Dell Bus company due to be completed December 2019.