New York Construction Report staff writer
A $112 million mixed-use transit-oriented development in downtown Hicksville will transform an underutilized property adjacent to the Long Island Railroad station and advance both the local community’s goals and the Governor’s housing priorities for the State.
The 99 Newbridge Road transit-oriented development (TOD) is being developed by AR Hicksville LLC and will provide a mix of residential units, including 19 apartments designated as workforce housing. Additionally, it will provide over 7,000 square feet of retail and a landscaped public plaza serving its residents and the community.
“The Downtown Revitalization initiative continues to energize our communities for the betterment of our state, our region, and our quality of life,” said Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk Counties President Matthew Aracich. “The Alpine project in particular shows promise to redefine transit oriented development around the most utilized LIRR station in Nassau County.
“Projects like these not only provide housing opportunities for the next generation of Long Islanders, but also job opportunities that will feed into the apprenticeship pipeline of the Building Trades.”
The development is expected to boost business activity and housing, one of the key goals the Hamlet of Hicksville included in its $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative 2017 award.
The project was identified as one of the community’s DRI priority projects and was awarded $1 Million in DRI funds. This development will anchor and support many business ventures to attract visitors and residents to the area that will become the center of amenities and promote cross-traffic between retail activity.
The remainder of the State’s $10 million DRI investment in Hicksville is funding Town projects that enhance access and pedestrian spaces in the vicinity of the LIRR station. These initiatives include pedestrian safety enhancements, walkability improvements and beautification along portions of Broadway (Route 107) and Newbridge Road, as well as the creation of new open spaces and a festival plaza. Designs for all projects are underway.
“As shovels officially break ground, this project sets in motion a dynamic future for Hicksville’s downtown,” said Empire State Development Board Chairman Kevin Law. “This transit-oriented development isn’t just a promise; it’s a pathway to tangible economic prosperity—providing affordable housing alongside new retail opportunities that will spark job creation.”
Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino calls the development “a renaissance”.
“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,” he said. “Today’s ground breaking is only the start of great things to come in downtown Hicksville.”
Hicksville, a hamlet in the Town of Oyster Bay, is a transit-rich and thriving community in central Nassau County. The DRI area is located within the central business district, and includes ethnic dining establishments, specialty food markets and cultural centers, as well as retail and office use.