Rendering of Bartone Plaza, slated for Farmingdale
Bartone Plaza: Mixed use development near Farmingdale LIRR station at the. Project has been approved and is expected to begin construction this year. This project will add 115 apartments and retail space in a three-story building at the corner of Secatogue Avenue and S. Front Street. There will also be an underground lot with parking for up to 172 vehicles. Bartone also plans to build a four-story, 85-room extended-stay hotel in the area. 10 percent of the usits will be “affordable” ($1,425/mo for a 1BR and $1,680/mo for a 2BR) while the remaining units will rent for $1,450 (studio), $1,900 (1BR) and $2,300 (2BR). In exchange for being granted the right to develop at an increased density Bartone will build a “pocket” park, widen South Front Street, widen sidewalks and add antique-style lamp posts. This project will be linked by footpath to the Main Street area.
285 Eastern Parkway: Located just of the LIRR station the Farmingdale Village Planning Board has approved the construction of a 40,000 square foot, 3½-story building with 27 rental apartments. The building can be as high as 45 feet and will have 56 parking spaces.
231-245 Main Street: The Farmingdale Village Planning Board approved the construction of a 32,000 square foot, 3½-story building with retail shops on the first floor and 26 rental apartments on the second and third floors. The building would be 45 feet high in the back and 36-foot high in the front.
East Farmingdale: Plans to re-open the LIRR station at Republic Airport have been tabled due to budgetary constraints on the part of the LIRR, thus thwarting former Babylon Town Supervisor and current Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone’s plans to develop the East Farmingdale section of the 110 corridor into a “transit village”, complete with new residential, retail, and commercial construction near the station and a the addition of a rapid transit system along Route 110. This railroad station was closed due to underuse and the LIRR does not deem it financially feasible to reopen it at this time. They will revisit this plan in 2015.