For the second time in a year, the Village of Mineola has approved a project put forth by a client of Partner Jack Martins of our Long Island office for a transit-oriented housing and development project.
The Village approved an $85 million proposal from local developers Third Street Associates to construct an eight-story building across the street from Mineola’s Long Island Rail Road station that will offer 119 apartments and other commercial space.
Reporter David Winzelberg of the Long Island Business News recently reported on the project, which includes a 10,000-square-foot event space for entertainment and other events.
Mineola’s approval comes almost exactly a year after the Village approved Royal Blue, a separate transit-oriented development with 54 housing units. Jack provided counsel to developers of that project and helped guide it to approval using Mineola’s overlay zone for streamlined approvals. LIBN recognized Royal Blue as the area’s Top Smart Growth Project in its recent Long Island Real Estate Awards.
In the LIBN article, Jack praised Mineola and developers for their work. “Mineola is a great example of the kinds of transit-oriented development that can happen when the community works to identify its own needs without any state interference,” Martins said. “Mineola made the decision for itself to prioritize building housing in its downtown and has done more than any other community to do so, while maintaining its character as a single-family bedroom community.”