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(New Cassel, NY – May 26th) – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman, Councilman Robert Troiano, Nassau County Legislator Roger Corbin, New York State Assemblyman Charles Lavine, Deputy County Executive Patrick Duggan, Bishop Lionel Harvey and a host of community leaders broke ground today on the second project in the overall program to totally revitalize and rehabilitate the Prospect Avenue Corridor in New Cassel.
Officially referred to as “Site A,” but more commonly referred to as “The Gateway to New Cassel” project, this development, located at the intersection of Prospect Avenue and Brush Hollow Road in New Cassel, will eventually produce 57 mixed-use residential units, 20,400 square feet of commercial space, and 127 parking spots.
“This is an important moment for the residents of New Cassel,” Kaiman said at the groundbreaking ceremony, “as we proceed to keep our promise to bring new housing, new commercial ventures—indeed new life—into the downtown corridor of this community.” Kaiman continued: “After an extensive visioning process with more than a thousand New Cassel residents participating, the community determined the manner in which they wanted this downtown area improved. Now, with the total cooperation of the federal, state and county governments, and with the participation of the private development sector, the visioning dream is well on its way to becoming a reality.”
Deputy County Executive Patrick Duggan, representing County Executive Thomas Suozzi, said “This site at the corner of Prospect and Union Avenue in New Cassel represents the best possible illustration of the power and strength of public-private partnerships.” “Bluestone, the Town of North Hempstead and Nassau County have put together a gateway project for New Cassel’s redevelopment,” Duggan continued, “and this combination of residential units with ground floor retail space is the best of all ideas for a rejuvenated downtown in the village.”
Councilman Robert Troiano, who represents the residents of New Cassel on the Town Board, said: “This vacant lot, which existed for many years as a symbol of emptiness and despair, is being replaced by a beautiful physical structure that will symbolize the spirit of renaissance and renewal in this community. Standing at the gateway to New Cassel, this development will serve as a powerful reminder of the resurgence taking place in this community.”