Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano last week announced the start of yet another major improvement project in Farmingdale, which he said would bolster the local economy in a downtown that “continues to serve as a model for revitalization and growth in Nassau County.”
A major streetscape project will begin next month on Farmingdale’s Main Street, said Mangano, who was joined at Village Hall for the announcement, by County legislators Rose Walker, Michael Venditto, and Joe Belesi – and Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand.
The streetscape will be done under County contract by Deer Park-based Tri-State Paving, Inc. The company was chosen through a competitive bidding process and approved by the Nassau County Legislature. The cost will be $978,590. The construction is expected to last approximately three months.
“This is not the first time we have joined together in this Village this year to announce great news for the residents of Farmingdale and Nassau County,” Mangano said. “Just last week, we broke ground for a multi-million dollar apartment/retail project in downtown Farmingdale.”
Mangano said the housing will provide much needed affordable rental options for young professionals in Nassau County as well as providing a boost to businesses in downtown Farmingdale.
In addition, the Mangano administration recently awarded $225,000 in Federal Community Development Block Grant funds for the Village of Farmingdale to facilitate major improvements within the business district, all of which are consistent with the Master Plan.
The streetscape project just announced includes new curbing, brick pavers, concrete sidewalk and roadway paving to the downtown area.
“Farmingdale’s proximity to the Long Island Railroad and major roadways make it perfect for transit-oriented community growth that will focus on the village’s local economy,” Mangano said. “With the continued leadership of Mayor Ralph Ekstrand and the Board of Trustees Farmingdale will continue to set the bar high among Nassau’s villages.”