On LI, planners favor urban development

New York /
Jan.January 25, 2010 01:57 PM

In a bid to create worthwhile, sustainable growth on Long Island, urban planners are encouraging the development of downtown areas on the island, according to the New York Times. The 2010 indicator study from the Long Island Index released last week, which focuses on the commercial and residential development of the island, looked at 156 Long Island towns and neighborhoods, singling out 111 as easily-developable downtown regions. Nancy Douzinas, president of the Rauch Foundation, which helped fund the report, said that the study concluded developing more urban parts of Long Island was preferable to adding more homes and facilities in suburban sections of the area. She said that developers should look to build near public transit, such as the Long Island Rail Road, to attract younger residents — a move that would be “a boost to the local economy.” Jack Martins, the mayor of Mineola, one of the towns singled out in the report as being particularly ideal for downtown development, said he favors enhancing the town’s transit hub with more development. “In a community like ours it would be fantastic to have all of these dimensions,” Martins said, adding that building up the city’s downtown sector would help preserve existing suburban neighborhoods.


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Hartz Mountain Industries CEO Leonard Stern and 235 Pinelawn Road (Google Maps, Hartz Mountain)
Warehouse developer accused of violating “Long Island First” policy
Warehouse developer accused of violating “Long Island First” policy
 81-82 South Midway Road (Saunders & Associates Real Estate)
Shelter Island home, circa 1750, lists for $15M
Shelter Island home, circa 1750, lists for $15M
A rendering of 12 Eileen’s Path, East Hampton (Corcoran)
Think buying in the Hamptons is tough? Try building
Think buying in the Hamptons is tough? Try building
North Fork home inventory can’t meet demand
North Fork home inventory can’t meet demand
North Fork home inventory can’t meet demand
Shinnecock Indian Nation Chairman Bryan Polite (left) and a rendering of the Southampton casino (Photos courtesy of Facebook and Shinnecock Indian Nation)
Shinnecock Nation rolls dice on Southampton casino
Shinnecock Nation rolls dice on Southampton casino
Retailers rush to open in the Hamptons
Retailers rush to open in the Hamptons
Retailers rush to open in the Hamptons
East End reels from influx of year-round visitors
East End reels from influx of year-round visitors
East End reels from influx of year-round visitors
Hauppauge neighbors are perturbed by this small house on an undersized lot. (Getty, Photo Illustration for The Real Deal)
Horrors! Hauppauge allows construction on undersized lot
Horrors! Hauppauge allows construction on undersized lot
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...