Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino joined with state, county and town officials on December 12 in breaking ground for a $111 million mixed-use development project at 99 Newbridge Road, consisting of 189 new residential units, along with retail and restaurant space below. Earlier this year, the Town of Oyster Bay Planning Advisory Board cleared the way for this project, known as Alpine Residential Development, to proceed.
“A renaissance is coming to the Hicksville community,” Saladino said. “Together, we’re moving forward with private sector developments and public works enhancements that transform the Hicksville business district into a vibrant downtown that millennials, families and empty-nesters desire – with housing, restaurants and office space near public transportation. My administration is committed to improving the quality of life in our communities by revitalizing downtowns, improving local parks, and keeping property taxes down. Today’s groundbreaking is only the start of great things to come in downtown Hicksville.”
The Saladino administration recently received a $10 million state award for downtown revitalization. Future projects will support increased access to transportation, improved walkability, 500 new housing opportunities and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s $132 million investment in the Hicksville railroad station.
In 2020, the first completed project in downtown Hicksville’s renaissance was unveiled at 35 Broadway, a vacant office building that was transformed by G2D Development Group into 18 new housing units and a work-smart office-sharing space. In 2024, the Town will break ground for four additional projects, including a mixed-use development at 76, 80-82 North Broadway. This project, known as Fieldstone at North Broadway, consists of 108 residential units with retail and restaurant space.
The Town of Oyster Bay will also break ground in 2024 with $10 million in public improvement projects that include public space for seasonal outdoor activities, such as concerts, vendors, safer pedestrian access to the Long Island Rail Road station and the beautification of the Broadway business district. This winter, the town anticipates hosting public meetings to obtain community feedback on these planned improvements. The town has been working with Hicksville Chamber members and civic association leaders, along with Vision Long Island and New York State, for several years to build consensus around well-designed redevelopment that meets the needs of local residents and the downtown area.