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Another Step Forward for New Cassel Redevelopment

Immediate Release                                              May 21, 2004

Contact:  David Chauvin                                  (516) 869-7794



Another Step Forward for

New Cassel Redevelopment

Town CDA Selects Last Four Site Plans


            New Cassel, NY –North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman and Councilman Robert Troiano announced today that the Town's Community Development Agency (CDA) has selected the final four site plans for the New Cassel redevelopment project.  The decision was reached in a public meeting held last night at the Park Avenue School where the five member board voted unanimously to select Stoneridge Homes as the developers for the first three sites. The sites are situated two full blocks near the Prospect Avenue and Sheridan Street intersection and three-fourths of a block near Grand Street.  Wheatley Hills Nursery was awarded the fourth site, located at 542 Union Avenue.


            "These four projects represent the future of New Cassel," said Supervisor Kaiman.  "Over the last three months the partnership that has existed between the community, the Town, and the County has maintained a vision and initiative to keep this process moving forward."


            The competing proposals from developers in this latest round were for mixed-use facilities.  Stoneridge Homes presented a joint proposal with other businesses committed to opening a supermarket, a bank and an Internet café. That proposal also included 46 rental units and 12 condominiums.


            "These proposals have met the necessary criteria outlined in the community's vision," added Councilman Troiano.  "Now it is a question of working with the community to see this vision become a reality."


            Four other proposals were approved by the development agency in March, including three mixed housing and commercial developments on Prospect Avenue and one housing complex on Union Avenue.


            New Cassel is a community of about 13,300 residents.  The Town of North Hempstead began the process several years ago and chose focused revitalization plans on Prospect Avenue by combining Town and Community Development Agency resources.


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