Phase 2 construction of the multi-million dollar Ronkonkoma Hub project in Brookhaven is expected to begin sometime in 2021, and full completion of the project is slated for 2027 at this time.
The hub will be a mixed-use community and residential area across from the LIRR station, allowing residents an easy commute to where they need to go.
Phase 1 was completed in 2019, with some of the planned 489 units completed.
What Are the Details of the Project?
There are plans for five phases in all.
Particulars for phase 2 include:
- 544 residential units
- 16,000 square feet of office space that extends to an LIRR station parking lot
- 104,000 square feet of retail space
The project is expected to include stores, offices, restaurants, and apartments and totals 53 acres in all. Because phase 1 has already been completed, 245 residential units are already completed and occupied. Empire State Development is helping to fund the $700 million project with $55 million. Developers on the project are Jones Lang LaSalle of Chicago, IL. The design firm is Niles Bolton Assoc. Of Atlanta, GA, and the contractors are TRITEC.
Why Is This Project Important?
The project is expected to create 10,000 construction jobs during its tenure as well as 2,500 permanent jobs.
The Ronkonkoma Hub creation also goes hand in hand with major upgrades to the Long Island Railroad, which just received $5.9 million in upgrades as of 2018.
Long Island council members are dedicated to making Long Island an attractive place to live while also making it an easy commute into the city for work. Local officials believe it is important to have amenities near transit, both for residents and travelers.
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