Written by Gary Simeone Wednesday, 02 July 2014 00:00
If you’ve walked down Main Street recently , you’ve probably noticed a huge demolition site where a series of shopping outlets used to be . The site which is located at 231 Main Street is part of the Staller
Associates Project which includes 26 luxury apartment units and 3,100 square feet of retail space. Just a few blocks way at 285 Eastern Parkway, 27 additional housing units are being built as part of the
The developments, along with the new Jefferson Plaza Apartments on Main Street, bring multi-family housing and small retail units to the Village.
“These projects bring people to our Village with disposable income who will shop at our stores and eat at our restaurants,” said Farmingdale Mayor, Ralph Ekstrand. “They will help bring a presence to our
Village and make Farmingdale the place to be.”
Mayor Ekstrand added that he hopes the new apartments and retail outlets will bring younger people back to the area to give them the incentive to shop locally in the village.
“A lot of the people who live and work here are part of the baby boomer demographic and I hope with these projects that young people will feel they can come back to one of the great communities on Long Island,” said Ekstrand.
The project at 231 Main Street will feature a brick layout similar in appearance to St. Kilian Church and large glass plate windows. It is a transit oriented development that is located in the heart of Main Street and is a three minute walk fro the train station. The complex will have three floors and and will be outfitted with high rise balconies and will have self contained parking availability.
“I love the idea of balconies on Main Street” Ekstrand said. “It will give the street sought of a New Orleans flavor and will allow people to interact with each other from balcony to street level. It will also promote walkability in the Village.”
The project is expected to take 18 months to complete.
The Staller project on Eastern Parkway is a $7.5 million dollar project that includes 40,000 square feet among 27 rental apartment units. The 3 1/2 story building that is being planned is currently in a demolition phase and work will commence once the final blueprints and engineering specs have been completed. Work is expected to begin in three to four months. The new development will also offer self contained parking on its premises.