Farmingdale Village provided an update on various projects:
231 Main Street
Staller Associates has begun demolition at 231 Main Street in Farmingdale Village. The effort includes the construction of 26 apartment units and 3,100 square feet of retail space.
“231 Main Street will be a signature building on Main Street, a world class example of architecture," Mayor Ralph Ekstrand said.
"In fact, the Long Island Association of Architects is applying for an award for the project," he added. "The Staller project ties in elements of history with the brick similar to St Kilian Catholic Church, while also being progressive in its look. Staller expects completion of this project in 18 months.”
This development adds multi-family housing and small retail units to the village, which has been undergoing a transformation as it aims to become a destination with diverse shops, merchants and restaurants. Within the last few months, Charlotte’s Yogurt, Althea’s Boutique, Village Kitchen, Café Dolce Vita and Dark Horse Tavern have opened. According to the village, only several vacancies remain.
Farmingdale expressed thanks to Rose Walker, Michael Venditto and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano for its role in the Main Street infrastructure reconstruction project. Nassau invested $1 million for infrastructure improvements, including for north of the railroad tracks, where work is expected to be completed by end of the year. Improvements to other parts of Main Street will follow, and the village will continue to provide updates.“Walkability is the key to a downtown Village and this will be a major step to improving walkability and developing Farmingdale as a destination” Ekstrand said.