Hampton Business District breaks ground

First phase to include 60,000-square-foot Westhampton Beach industrial building

Rendering of the Hampton Business District (Credit: Arrowstreet)
Rendering of the Hampton Business District (Credit: Arrowstreet)

Rechler Equity Partners broke ground today on the Hampton Business District at Gabreski, a commercial, medical and technology development site in Westhampton Beach.

The project at 220 Roger’s Way is to include a 60,000-square-foot industrial building to be followed by eight additional structures totaling 440,000 square feet, according to a release from the developer.

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“The genesis for the Hampton Business District dates back to the 1970s, when Suffolk County and the town of Southampton recognized the economic potential of developing non-aviation portions of Gabreski Airport,” Steven Ballone, Suffolk County executive, said in the release. “With today’s groundbreaking, we see that collaborative vision take a major step closer to becoming a reality.”

Suffolk County tapped Rechler to lead development of the 50-acre site in 2009, which will offer spaces ranging from 1,333 square feet up to 100,000 square feet upon completion. — Julie Strickland

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