Last year, Midtown-based Seritage Growth Properties (the real estate investment trust, or REIT, of Sears Holdings Inc.) acquired, for an unspecified amount, the 26.4-acre property at 195 North Broadway, in the hamlet of Hicksville, located in Nassau County, Long Island. Now, the REIT has proposed preliminary plans to build a 350-unit mixed-use complex on the site, according to Long Island Business News. They call for a two-story complex also containing retail space that includes a supermarket and shops, as well as a promenade. The property is currently occupied by a 156,000-square-foot Sears department store, a Sears auto center, a Chipotle restaurant, and a TD Bank. Everything would be demolished except for the TD Bank and Chipotle, which are located in separate small structures along North Broadway. The plans are at least a year-plus from getting underway, but the developer has already begun meeting with the Hicksville Community Council. The site is located seven blocks from the neighborhood’s Long Island Rail Road station.
The Beechwood Organization is developing a six-story, 195-unit apartment-hotel on a vacant plot of land on the western end of Meadowbrook Point, a 720-unit senior residential community they recently finished at 1100 Corporate Drive, in Nassau County’s East Garden City. According to Real Estate Weekly, the building, dubbed The Vanderbilt, will host 178 residential units and 17 hotel suites. The residential units will be rental apartments, coming in studio, one-, and two-bedroom configurations. Amenities include an English garden, a fitness center, a yoga room, a library, entertainment rooms, a café, meeting rooms, and a private courtyard featuring a pool and restaurant. Stonehill & Taylor Architects will be designing the interiors. The foundation was recently laid, and construction is expected to finish in late 2018.
Property owner Alan Pilevsky is seeking to convert the former four-story, 16,000-square-foot office building at 249 East Park Avenue, in Long Beach, Long Island, into 23 residential units. The LI Herald reports the building was vacated by Long Beach Medical Center after Hurricane Sandy and has since sat empty. The apartments will be a mix of studio and one-bedrooms. The size of the building and the property’s 24 motor vehicle parking spots will remain unchanged, although the structure will receive major renovations including a new façade and an entrance ramp (to meet federal laws). Later this week, the Zoning Board of Appeals is expected to vote on multiple variances for the project, the major one being the allowance of residential use in a commercial zone. The Nassau County Planning Commission is also required to approve the project and is expected to vote on it in March. Long Island-based Ferraro Robert Phillip Architect is designing.
Full renderings have been revealed of the planned three-story, 25,000-square-foot Medical Arts Pavilion at 455 East Bay Drive in Long Beach. That’s in southern Nassau County on Long Island. It will serve as the replacement to the former Long Beach Medical Center complex. In 2012, the 142-bed facility suffered from significant flood damage and was soon abandoned. After years of discussing how to rebuild the facility, LI Herald now reports South Nassau Communities Hospital is moving forward to build an emergency department that will not operate like its full-service hospital predecessor. The pavilion will, however, operate 24 hours a day and will feature standard emergency department capabilities and equipment. The existing complex’s main and west buildings will be gut-renovated and could potentially get a third-floor expansion. The structure will also have to be elevated to 23 feet above sea level to meet Federal Emergency Management Agency height requirements.
Summit Development & Management Corp. is proposing a five-story, 10-unit residential building at 70 East Broadway, on the corner of Roosevelt Boulevard in Long Beach, located on Nassau County’s south shore barrier island. The project requires five separate variances before it can be built, according to the LI Herald, one of which includes a height variance. Ten three-bedroom condominium units would be built on the 11,000 square-foot plot if the Long Beach Zoning Board of Appeals approves the project, which it expects to review in March. The lot is currently zoned for multi-family buildings no more than four stories in height. The new building would replace a two-story, three-family home.