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.